A's Walk Way to Defeat


Justin MettlingLogan Tomasek


Marshall A's pitchers combined to walk 13 batters on Wednesday night on their way to a 14-7 loss to the Minneota Mudhens at Legion Field.

Starter Justin Mettling (0-1) lasted just 1 1/3 innings, getting tagged for five runs - all earned - in the loss.

The Mudhens jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead but the A's rallied back with 4 runs of their own in the second. But that was as close as the A's would come after the Mudhens answered back with a 3 spot in the third inning.

Logan Tomasek threw four innings in relief of Mettling, giving up 8 runs on 5 hits and 7 walks. Tomasek struck out 3 batters on the night.

Joey Blanchard had four singles and a pair of RBIs on the night to pace the A's attack. Nate Hoeft had three hits.

The A's will try to crack into the win column on Friday night as they play host to the Cottonwood Cardinals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

MINNEOTA MUDHENS (14) AT MARSHALL A'S (7)

MINNEOTA MUDHENS     AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Beau Buysse           4  1  1  2  Nate Hoeft            6  0  3  2  
Jake Leighton         6  1  3  2  Barry Meyer           6  0  0  0  
Adam Durfee           4  4  2  3  Jordy Kontz           5  1  2  0  
Tyson Sonnenburg      4  2  1  0  Jon Ellis             4  1  2  0  
 Drew Fadness         1  0  0  0  Logan Tomasek         2  2  1  0  
Preston Nuy           4  1  2  2  Justin Greenwood      4  1  1  0  
Danny Hennen          2  0  0  1  Justin Mettling       0  0  0  0  
 Bryce Garder         1  0  0  0   Joey Blanacheard     5  1  4  2  
Jordan Beck           3  1  0  0  Alex Thompson         5  0  0  2  
Jesse Drager          4  1  1  2  Ryan VanMoer          5  0  2  1  
Brock Buysse          5  1  2  1  *Trevor Paulberg      0  1  0  0  
*Noah Scott           0  2  0  0                                    
TOTALS               38 14 12 13  TOTALS               42  7 15  7

MINNEOTA MUDHENS              323 203 100 -- 14 
MARSHALL A'S                  040 021 000 -- 7  

LOB--MINNEOTA MUDHENS 10, MARSHALL A'S 13. ERR--Jordan Beck,
Logan Tomasek (2). 2B--Jesse Drager, Nate Hoeft. 3B--Jake
Leighton. HR--Adam Durfee. HBP--Logan Tomasek (3). SB--Beau
Buysse (2), Adam Durfee (2), Tyson Sonnenburg.

 MINNEOTA MUDHENS                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Danny Hennen                   5.67   10    7    7    2    4    0
Bryce Garder                   3.33    5    0    0    0    4    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Justin Mettling                1.33    4    5    5    3    1    0
Logan Tomasek                  4.00    5    8    5    7    3    1
Ryan VanMoer                   3.67    3    1    1    3    3    0

WP--Justin Mettling, Logan Tomasek. SO--Preston Nuy, Drew
Fadness, Bryce Garder, Tyson Sonnenburg, Jordan Beck (3),
Barry Meyer, Nate Hoeft, Alex Thompson (2), Logan Tomasek,
Justin Greenwood (2), Jordy Kontz. BB--Jesse Drager, Danny
Hennen (3), Beau Buysse (2), Preston Nuy (2), Adam Durfee
(2), Tyson Sonnenburg, Jordan Beck (2), Jon Ellis, Justin
Greenwood.


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