Big Third Inning Fuels A's to Win


Matt FeltonJustin Greenwood


The Marshall A's scored 10 runs in the third inning, and then held on for a 13-8 win at Legion Field on Friday night over the Luverne Redbirds.

Every A's player got a hit, and as a whole they banged out 19 hits on the evening. Nick Macchio led the way with a career high 4 hits.

Facing a 2-0 deficit, the A's responded in a big way. The 10 runs in the third marked a season high and was the most runs scored by the A's in a single inning since July 1, 2014 vs Willmar.

Justin Mettling got his first career win, throwing 5 innings of relief of starter Derek Branson. Mettling gave up just 1 run on 3 hits.

Barry Meyer and Justin Greenwood each had 3 hits for the A's.

The A's will travel to Brookings to take on the Cubs on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

LUVERNE REDBIRDS (8) AT MARSHALL A'S (13)

LUVERNE REDBIRDS     AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Connor Sandbulte      6  1  1  0  Matt Felton           4  2  2  1  
Skyler Wenninger      3  2  2  1  Nate Hoeft            5  3  2  0  
Phil Paquette         4  3  3  0  Derek Branson         4  1  1  2  
Andrew Verhey         4  1  3  4  Barry Meyer           4  2  3  3  
Brooks Maurer         5  0  1  1  Justin Greenwood      6  1  3  3  
Connor Hoffman        4  0  2  1  Cody Greve            4  0  1  0  
Rob Fodness           5  0  1  0  Matt ONeal            4  1  2  1  
Cole Bosch            4  0  2  1  Justin Mettling       3  1  1  1  
Luke Nibbelink        3  1  1  0  Nick Macchio          5  2  4  0  
Nick Overgaard        3  0  1  0                                    
TOTALS               41  8 17  8  TOTALS               39 13 19 11

LUVERNE REDBIRDS              101 500 010 -- 8  
MARSHALL A'S                  0010 010 02x -- 13 

LOB--LUVERNE REDBIRDS 12, MARSHALL A'S 13. ERR--Connor
Sandbulte, Connor Hoffman, Nate Hoeft. 2B--Justin Greenwood,
Matt ONeal, Barry Meyer. 3B--Luke Nibbelink, Phil Paquette.
HBP--Derek Branson, Barry Meyer. SACB--Andrew Verhey.
SB--Andrew Verhey, Phil Paquette, Nate Hoeft, Nick Macchio,
Barry Meyer, Justin Mettling.

 LUVERNE REDBIRDS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Nick Overgaard (L)             2.00    2    7    7    8    1    0
Skyler Wenninger               2.67    9    4    4    1    2    0
Connor Hoffman                 3.33    8    2    2    0    3    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Derek Branson                  4.00   14    7    7    2    2    0
Justin Mettling (W)            5.00    3    1    1    3    3    0

SO--Rob Fodness, Luke Nibbelink, Connor Sandbulte, Brooks
Maurer (2), Cody Greve, Matt ONeal (2), Derek Branson,
Justin Mettling (2). BB--Cole Bosch, Nick Overgaard, Luke
Nibbelink (2), Skyler Wenninger, Nate Hoeft, Cody Greve,
Matt Felton (2), Matt ONeal, Derek Branson, Barry Meyer,
Justin Mettling (2).


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