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Comeback falls short for Packer softball team

Apr. 8—The Austin softball team lost a back-and-forth contest by a score of 8-7 to Stewartville in the PackerDome Monday.

The Tigers led 8-5 going into the bottom of the seventh, but the Packers scored twice on a Stewartville error before bowing out.

Lexie Brede hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 2-2 for Austin (2-2 overall) and Kaydence Schaefer added a three-run homer that put the Packers up 5-2.

Austin pitching: Quinn Osgood (L) 4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 4 BB, 6 R, 7 K; Kaydence Scahefer, 1 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 R, 4 K

Austin hitting: Peyton Squier, 2-for-4