Winona slips past Austin softball team

Published 8:27 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Austin softball team couldn’t hang on to a late lead as it lost to Winona (8-5 overall) 6-2 on the road Tuesday.

The Packers (9-7 overall, 6-6 Big Nine) held a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning when Winona hit a solo homer to tie the game at 2-2. The Winhawks added four more runs as Austin committed a couple of costly errors.

Kyra Walters and Hannah McMasters each had an RBI for Austin, which will host Winona for a rematch on 5 p.m. Friday.

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Austin pitching: Jaeda Bekaert (L) 6 IP, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 R, 1 K

Austin hitting: Halie Retterath, 1-for-3; Jordyn McCormack, 1-for-3; Kyra Walters, 1-for-3, RBI; Hannah McMasters, RBI