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Austin Post 1216 bounces back with a win over Owatonna

The Austin Post 1216 VFW baseball team picked up a 6-3 win in six innings over Owatonna in Marcusen Park Tuesday.

The game was shortened due to rain.

Nate Murphy allowed just one earned run in six innings to pick up the win and Drew Copley added an exclamation point to the win when he blasted a solo homer over the field fence to put Austin (17-4 overall, 9-1 District) up 6-3 in the fifth inning.

Austin pitching: Nate Murphy (W) 6 IP, 4 H, 5 BB, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 K, HBP

Austin hitting: Riley Wempner, 2-for-4, RBI, 2 R, SB; Bryce Strouf, 0-for-2, 2 BBs; Drew Copley, 1-for-2, HR, RBI, R, BB; Isaac Arjes, 0-for-2, RBI, BB; Michael O’Connor, 1-for-2, BB; AJ Mueller, 1-for-2, double, BB, R; Anthony Ciola, 1-for-3; Murphy, 1-for-3, double, RBI, R; Andrew Schumacher, 1-for-2, BB, R

Austin’s Nate Murphy pitches for the VFW Post 1216 baseball team in Marcusen Park Wednesday. Rocky Hulne/sports@austindailyherald.com