June 14, 2019 11:08 PM
(ABC 6 News) - The Austin Packer baseball team snapped their 29-year drought by making it to their first state tournament in almost three decades. However, their run for a state title ended on Friday when they lost 9-5 to the three-seed St. Thomas Academy Cadets in the Class AAA state semifinals.
The Cadets get things going in the 3rd inning. St. Thomas Academy scored four runs. In the 4th inning, the Packers were ready to make some noise. Cadets are up 6-1, then Austin pitcher Teyghan Hovland whacked the ball to deep left center to allow two runs to score. Packers cut the Cadets lead in half.
Austin's rally continues in the 6th inning. Hovland does it again, this time he has a two-run homer to left field. St. Thomas Academy up 6-5.
However, the 7th inning proved to be difficult for the Packers. The Cadets score three more runs to help them route the Packers 9-5. Next up, St. Thomas will face five-seed Benilde-St. Margaret's School in the championship game at Target Field. Game is set for Thursday, June 20 at 4 p.m.
Austin played for third place against top-seed Monticello following their loss to St. Thomas Academy. The Packers defeated the Magic, 5-1.
Created: June 14, 2019 11:08 PM
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