A's Win 8-3 in Greenwood's Debut


Jake LeightonDerek Branson


The Marshall A's got the 2017 season started off on the right foot, beating the Minneota Mudhens 8-3 on Wednesday night in the opener. The game marked the managerial debut for the A's Justin Greenwood, who took over for the retired Matt Suby.

Minneota was able to get off to a hot start, scoring twice in the top of the first off of A's starter Jake Leighton (1-0). Leighton would settle in nicely afterwards, going six innings while giving up two hits and five walks.

The A's offense responded back in the bottom of the second, scoring four runs despite no hits in the frame.

Derek Branson led the A's attack with a pair of doubles. Branson also drove in a run, while scoring once.

Leighton also helped his own cause by going 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs.

Marshall native Justin Mettling made his A's debut, throwing two innings of shutout ball in relief.

Also making his A's debut was Barry Meyer, who doubled once and scored twice.

The A's will look to continue their winning ways with another home contest on Friday night versus the Cottonwood Cardinals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm at Legion Field.

MINNEOTA MUDHENS (3) AT MARSHALL A'S (8)

MINNEOTA MUDHENS     AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Beau Buysse           5  1  1  0  Matt Felton           2  1  0  1  
Jordan Beck           3  1  0  0  Jordon Kontz          5  0  0  0  
Tyson Sonnenburg      3  0  0  0  Derek Branson         5  1  2  1  
Adam Durfee           4  0  0  1  Jon Ellis             2  1  0  0  
Danny Hennen          2  0  0  0  Barry Meyer           2  2  1  0  
Jesse Drager          3  0  1  0  Travis McGlauflin     3  1  0  1  
 Drew Fadness         1  0  0  0  Jake Leighton         3  1  2  2  
Austin Buysse         4  0  0  0  Dylan Boettcher       3  1  0  0  
Henry Pesch           3  0  0  0  Justin Mettling       3  0  0  1  
 Mike Luke            2  0  2  1                                    
Brock Buysse          1  0  0  0                                    
 Preston  Nuy         1  1  1  0                                    
TOTALS               32  3  5  2  TOTALS               28  8  5  6

MINNEOTA MUDHENS              200 000 001 -- 3  
MARSHALL A'S                  040 000 40x -- 8  

LOB--MINNEOTA MUDHENS 7, MARSHALL A'S 7. 2B--Mike Luke,
Derek Branson (2), Barry Meyer. HBP--Barry Meyer. SB--Beau
Buysse, Jordan Beck, Tyson Sonnenburg, Danny Hennen, Matt
Felton, Travis McGlauflin (3), Derek Branson, Barry Meyer
(3), Jake Leighton (3).

 MINNEOTA MUDHENS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Thomas Fischer (L)             6.00    3    4    3    7    7    0
Zach Nuy                       2.00    2    4    4    3    1    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Jake Leighton (W)              6.00    2    2    1    5    3    0
Justin Mettling                2.00    1    0    0    0    2    0
Travis McGlauflin              1.00    2    1    1    0    1    0

PB--Jesse Drager, Dylan Boettcher. SO--Beau Buysse (2),
Austin Buysse, Henry Pesch, Jordan Beck, Danny Hennen,
Jordon Kontz, Dylan Boettcher, Matt Felton, Travis
McGlauflin (2), Jon Ellis, Justin Mettling (2). BB--Jordan
Beck, Tyson Sonnenburg, Danny Hennen (2), Brock Buysse,
Dylan Boettcher, Matt Felton (3), Travis McGlauflin, Jon
Ellis (2), Barry Meyer, Justin Mettling, Jake Leighton.


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