Austin Packers baseball team earns first win of the season 7-6 over Kasson-Mantorville Friday
The Austin Packers baseball team was looking for win number one in adverse weather conditions in Kasson Friday versus the Komets of Kasson-Mantorville, and with both teams battling through high winds and periodic snow showers, it was the Packers taking an early lead in a back-and-forth contest to eventually win 7-6.
Austin took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second, but it was Kasson-Mantorville answering with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning to knot the game at 2-2. The Packers inreased their lead to 4-2 with two more runs in the top of the fourth, but the Komets again answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning to make the score 4-3. Kasson-Mantorville then knotted the game at 4 with a single run in the bottom of the fifth, but Austin then tallied what turned out to be the game-winning runs in the top of the sixth as they plated three for a 7-4 lead, and they then held off a two-run Komet rally in the bottom of the seventh to earn the win.
The Packers were led offensively by Dakota Retterath, who went 2 for 4 with two doubles and a run scored, Peyton Ransom was 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI’s, Nick Robertson was 1 for 3 with a run scored, Isaac Osgood and Isaac Stromlund were both 1 for 3, with Osgood knocking in a run and Stromlund scoring a run, and Ethan Anderson tallied an RBI and scored two runs in the victory.
With the win, Austin is now 1-3 on the season, and the Packers are scheduled to return to action at Northfield on Tuesday in a Big 9 Conference matchup, with first pitch scheduled for 5:00 p.m.