A's Drop First of Season


Jordon KontzTravis Mc Glauflin


The Marshall A's dropped their first game of the 2017 season, losing 8-2 on Wednesday night in Raymond versus the defending Class C champion Rockets.

Travis McGlauflin (1-1) was undone by a 7 run second inning by the Rockets, which all but decided the contest. McGlauflin was charged with all 8 Rocket runs during his 3 inning out, striking 1 batter while allowing 8 hits and a walk.

The A's jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead after Jordon Kontz and Derek Branson each scored. But the Raymond pitchers were able to settle into a groove after that and shut down the A's offense the rest of the way.

One bright spot for the A's was how the bullpen put up zeros. Justin Mettling and Branson combined to throw 5 innings of shutout ball in relief of McGlauflin.

The A's next game comes on Thursday, June 1 as they play host to the Hadley Buttermakers at Legion Field on Bend-Rite Night at the ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

MARSHALL A'S (2) AT RAYMOND ROCKETS (8)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  RAYMOND ROCKETS      AB  R  H BI
Dylan Boettcher       4  0  0  0  MIke Jeseritz         5  1  1  0  
Jordon Kontz          3  1  1  0  Tyler Steen           4  1  3  3  
Derek Branson         3  1  0  0   Noah Vreeman         1  0  1  0  
Jon Ellis             3  0  1  0  Justin Koenen         3  0  0  0  
Barry Meyer           4  0  1  0   Austin  Smith        2  0  0  0  
Travis McGlauflin     3  0  1  1  Kyle Knott            4  1  2  1  
Derek Schlangen       4  0  0  0  Jordan  Smith         2  1  0  0  
Justin Mettling       4  0  0  0   Zach Nelson          1  0  0  0  
Matt ONeal            3  0  0  0  Calvin Kosminskas     2  1  1  0  
                                  John Sawatzky         2  1  1  2  
                                   Brandon Wedel        1  0  0  0  
                                  Brett Swanson         3  1  1  0  
                                  Eric  Hulterstrum     4  1  1  2  
TOTALS               31  2  4  1  TOTALS               34  8 11  8

MARSHALL A'S                  200 000 000 -- 2  
RAYMOND ROCKETS               071 000 00x -- 8  

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 6, RAYMOND ROCKETS 8. ERR--Derek Branson
(2). 2B--Tyler Steen (3), Eric  Hulterstrum, Kyle Knott.
HBP--Jordon Kontz, Calvin Kosminskas (2). SB--Brett Swanson.

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Travis McGlauflin (L)          3.00    8    8    6    1    1    0
Justin Mettling                4.00    2    0    0    3    3    0
Derek Branson                  1.00    1    0    0    0    0    0
 RAYMOND ROCKETS            
Cole Christianson (W)          7.00    3    2    2    2   11    0
Calvin Kosminskas              2.00    1    0    0    1    5    0

SO--Dylan Boettcher (2), Matt ONeal (2), Travis McGlauflin
(2), Jon Ellis, Derek Branson (2), Barry Meyer, Justin
Mettling (4), Derek Schlangen (2), Eric  Hulterstrum, Brett
Swanson, Brandon Wedel, Austin  Smith. BB--Travis
McGlauflin, Jon Ellis, Derek Branson, Kyle Knott, Jordan 
Smith, Brett Swanson, John Sawatzky.


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