AUSTIN EDITION - Austin Greyhounds open with split

The Austin Greyhounds opened their season, in which wood bats are being used, with a doubleheader split against Minneapolis Lyons at home on Sunday.

Chris Pack and Bryan Toov combined on a six-hit shutout as Austin won the opener 3-0. Minneapolis took the nightcap 7-2.

"Our defense played really well and Chris Pack threw very well," Greyhounds manager Joe Serratore said.

Pack pitched three innings of one-hit ball, striking out five and walking one. Toov got the win in relief with four more innings of scoreless ball. He struck out four and did not allow a walk.

Matt Cano, who was 2-for-3, hit a RBI single for the Greyhounds in a two-run third and Ryan Hanson drove in a run with a grounder. Tate Cummins hit a solo homer to right-center in the fifth.


Joe Popek beat the Greyhounds in the second game as he tossed an eight-hitter. Hanson hit a run-scoring double in the first, but the Greyhounds didn't score again until Matt Raso singled in a run in the seventh.

Scott Meyer suffered the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, in 3 2/3 innings. He walked five and did not strikeout a batter. Austin also committed six errors.

"Scott Meyer wasn't sharp and our defense wasn't very good," Serratore said. "(It was) a cold day and nothing was right about it."

The Greyhounds (1-1) will play at Dundas at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday before playing five home games this weekend. Austin plays host to Cannon Falls on Friday at 7:30 p.m. before playing doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

First game


Minneapolis 000 000 0 --0 6 1

; Greyhounds 002 010 x --3 3 1


; Quam, Wenzel (3) and Retka; Pack, Toov (4) and Swank.

2B -- MINN, Truman, Smith. HR -- AUS, Cummins.

Second game


Minneapolis 030 202 0 --7 9 0

; Greyhounds 100 000 1 --2 8 6

; Popek , Baumann (5) and Retka; Meyer, Cummins (4), Serratore (7) and Swank, Rohne (5).

2B -- AUS, Hanson.

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