A's Dig Early Hole, Lose to Saints


Nate HoeftJordon Kontz


The Marshall A's fell to 3-2 on the 2017 season on Friday night, losing to the Sacred Heart Saints 11-7 at Legion Field.

The Saints jumped on Marshall starter Justin Mettling (0-1) right out of the gate, scoring 3 runs in the first. Sacred Heart tacked on 3 more in the third inning, and then chased Mettling out of the game during a five run fifth which put the game out of reach.

Despite being down 11-0, the A's kept fighting and battled back to make it respectable, scoring 4 runs in the seventh and another 3 in the ninth.

Nate Hoeft threw in relief of Mettling and looked sharp, giving up 2 unearned runs in 4 2/3 innings. Hoeft struck out five.

Hoeft also had a big night at the plate, finishing a perfect 4 for 4 with a pair of runs scored. Jordon Kontz was the big beneficiary of Hoeft on base, driving in three runs.

The A's next game is Sunday afternoon as they travel to Granite Falls to take on the Kilowatts in Corn Belt League action.

SACRED HEART SAINTS (11) AT MARSHALL A'S (7)

SACRED HEART SAINTS  AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Trent Novotny         3  2  2  1  Nate Hoeft            4  2  4  0  
 Josh Davis           1  0  0  0  Jordon Kontz          5  2  2  3  
Ramon  Gonzalez       6  2  2  1  Derek Branson         5  0  2  1  
Dakota Freiborg       6  1  4  2  Barry Meyer           5  0  0  1  
Jeremy Hinderks       4  2  2  0  Travis McGlauflin     4  0  0  0  
 Brady Holwerda       1  0  0  0  Matt Felton           3  1  1  0  
Shane Freiborg        5  2  2  2  Jake Leighton         4  1  1  0  
Mitch Treml           4  1  1  1  Justin Mettling       4  0  0  0  
 Hayden Johnson       1  0  0  0  Dylan Boettcher       2  0  0  0  
Ryan Fransen          4  0  1  1   Cody Greve           2  1  1  0  
Jarrod Holmgren       5  0  1  0                                    
Colin Thompson        4  1  1  1                                    
TOTALS               44 11 16  9  TOTALS               38  7 11  5

SACRED HEART SAINTS           303 050 000 -- 11 
MARSHALL A'S                  000 000 403 -- 7  

LOB--SACRED HEART SAINTS 13, MARSHALL A'S 7. ERR--Shane
Freiborg, Jarrod Holmgren, Trent Novotny, Ramon  Gonzalez,
Jordon Kontz, Dylan Boettcher (2). 2B--Ryan Fransen, Derek
Branson. HBP--Shane Freiborg, Trent Novotny. SACF--Ryan
Fransen. SB--Nate Hoeft.

 SACRED HEART SAINTS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ryan Fransen (W)               9.00   11    7    3    3   10    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Justin Mettling (L)            4.33   12    9    7    3    1    0
Nate Hoeft                     4.67    4    2    0    1    5    0

WP--Ryan Fransen. SO--Shane Freiborg, Jarrod Holmgren, Mitch
Treml, Colin Thompson (2), Ramon  Gonzalez, Jordon Kontz,
Cody Greve, Travis McGlauflin (2), Barry Meyer, Justin
Mettling (4), Jake Leighton. BB--Jeremy Hinderks, Trent
Novotny, Mitch Treml, Colin Thompson, Nate Hoeft, Matt
Felton, Travis McGlauflin.


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