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Packer baseball team advances to final four

The Austin baseball team advanced to the final four of the Section 1AAA tournament when it knocked off Winona 14-4 in five innings in an elimination game in Northfield Monday.

The Packers (13-10 overall) had lost 5-4 to Northfield to start the game.

Austin will now play Albert Lea in an elimination game in Red Wing 11 a.m. Saturday. The winner will take on the loser of Red Wing and and Northfield 4 p.m. Saturday.

Austin pitching: Nate Murphy (W) 4 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 2 K; Luke Hawskhead, 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 R, 1 ER; Michael O’Connor, 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 K

Austin hitting: Jack Dankert, 0-for-1, 2 R, 2 BBs; Hunter Guyette, 1-for-1, double, 3 R, BB; Phillip Zynda, 1-for-3, double, RBI, R; Pete Conner, 1-for-2, RBI, 2 R; Tanner Steene, 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Ross Young, 1-for-2, 2 RBIs, 2 BB; Forrest Lewis, 1-for-3, double, 5 RBIs

Austin pitching: Dankert (L) 6 IP, 5 H, 7 BB, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 K

Austin hitting: Dankert, 1-for-4, R; Guyette, 1-for-2, double, 2 R, BB; Zynda, double, 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, BB; Conner, 1-for-4, RBI; Josi Both, 0-for-2, BB; Lewis, 1-for-3; Wempner, 1-for-3, R