A's Lose Tourney Opener


Jake LeightonMason Penske


The A's opened their 2017 Section 2B tournament with a 13-4 loss at the hands of St. Cloud Saints on Saturday morning.

Jake Leighton (5-2) took the loss on the mound, getting tagged for nine runs (six earned) over four plus innings of work.

The A's hit their first home run of the year when Mason Penske hit a two run shot to cut the Saints lead to 6-3.

The A's caught a bit of good luck when their Sunday opponent Duluth forfeited, moving the A's on to next weekend. The A's will take on host Sauk Rapids on Friday night with a ticket to the state tournament on the line. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

MARSHALL A'S (4) AT ST. CLOUD  (13)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  ST. CLOUD            AB  R  H BI
Nate Hoeft            3  1  1  0  Jack Schramel         5  2  2  1  
Mason Penske          3  2  2  2  Brain Minks           4  4  1  0  
 Justin Greenwood     1  0  0  0  Nick Maiers           4  2  1  1  
Jordon Kontz          3  1  0  0  Ryan Schneider        2  1  1  2  
Derek Branson         2  0  1  1   Wil Spaniol          1  0  0  0  
Jon Ellis             4  0  1  1  Steve Neutzling       5  1  4  7  
Barry Meyer           4  0  0  0  Tommy Auger           4  0  0  0  
Travis McGlauflin     4  0  1  0   Brindley Theisen     1  0  1  1  
Jake Leighton         2  0  0  0  Jason Kotschevar      3  0  1  1  
 Logan Tomasek        1  0  0  0  Chad Hockemeyer       5  0  0  0  
Ryan VanMoer          3  0  0  0  Dom Austing           5  3  2  0  
 Derek Schlangen      1  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               31  4  6  4  TOTALS               39 13 13 13

MARSHALL A'S                  100 020 100 -- 4  
ST. CLOUD                     420 034 00x -- 13 

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 7, ST. CLOUD  12. ERR--Jordon Kontz, Mason
Penske, Travis McGlauflin. 2B--Steve Neutzling (2), Dom
Austing, Brain Minks, Nick Maiers. HR--Mason Penske.
HBP--Nate Hoeft (2), Jordon Kontz, Brain Minks.

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jake Leighton                  4.00    8    9    6    6    2    0
Justin Mettling                2.00    5    4    4    3    0    0
Travis McGlauflin              1.00    0    0    0    0    1    0
Derek Branson                  1.00    0    0    0    0    2    0
 ST. CLOUD                  
Brad Haag                      5.00    4    3    3    4    5    1
Chris Koenig                   4.00    2    1    1    0    3    0

PB--Matt Felton (3). SO--Jordon Kontz, Ryan VanMoer, Logan
Tomasek, Mason Penske, Jon Ellis (2), Derek Branson, Barry
Meyer, Wil Spaniol, Dom Austing, Tommy Auger, Ryan
Schneider, Nick Maiers. BB--Mason Penske, Derek Branson (2),
Jake Leighton, Jack Schramel, Brain Minks, Jason Kotschevar
(2), Ryan Schneider (3), Nick Maiers (2).


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