A's Rally For Pair in 9th to Shock Saints


Jordon KontzLogan Tomasek


Logan Tomasek doubled with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game and Konnor Aufenthie singled him in one batter later as the A's beat the Sacred Heart Saints 3-2 in a wild game on Wednesday night.

Jordon Kontz (1-0) threw a brilliant gem on the mound for the A's, shutting out the Saints for 7 innings before giving up a pair in the eighth. Kontz struck out 8 and walked three.

The A's struck first in the game, turning a lead-off walk by Alex Thompson in the fourth into the game's first run when Tomasek hit a sac fly a few batters later.

Sacred Heart trailed 1-0 going into the bottom of the 8th when they finally broke through against Kontz. The Saints loaded the bases with two outs, and then drove home a pair to take a 2-1 lead.

Ryan VanMoer (1-0) threw a perfect 9th inning to get the save.

The win moved the A's to 1-1 in the Corn Belt League this season.

The A's will travel to Minneota on Friday night in hopes of avenging an earlier loss. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

MARSHALL A'S (3) AT SACRED HEART SAINTS (2)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  SACRED HEART SAINTS  AB  R  H BI
Alex Thompson         3  1  1  0  Trent Novotny         4  1  1  0  
Ryan VanMoer          4  0  2  0  Jack Dykema           2  0  0  0  
Jordon Kontz          4  1  0  0  Jeremy Hinderks       4  0  1  2  
Zach Olson            3  0  0  0  Nate Hebrink          4  0  1  0  
Logan Tomasek         4  1  1  2  Shane Freiborg        4  0  1  0  
Konnor Aufenthie      4  0  1  1  Mike Johnson          3  0  1  0  
Trevor Parlberg       3  0  0  0  Connor Cronin         3  1  0  0  
Justin Mettling       3  0  1  0  Colin Thompson        3  0  0  0  
Brayden Hilgemann     3  0  0  0  Dalton Struxness      2  0  1  0  
                                   Brody Elfering       1  0  0  0  
                                  Mike Nelson           2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               31  3  6  3  TOTALS               32  2  6  2

MARSHALL A'S                  000 100 002 -- 3  
SACRED HEART SAINTS           000 000 020 -- 2  

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 4, SACRED HEART SAINTS 6. ERR--Brayden
Hilgemann, Jack Dykema. 2B--Logan Tomasek, Nate Hebrink.
SB--Alex Thompson, Dalton Struxness, Nate Hebrink.

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jordon Kontz (W)               8.00    6    2    2    3    8    0
Ryan VanMoer (SV)              1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
 SACRED HEART SAINTS        
Jeremy Hinderks (L)            9.00    6    3    3    3   11    0

SO--Zach Olson, Justin Mettling, Trevor Parlberg (2), Konnor
Aufenthie (3), Brayden Hilgemann, Logan Tomasek (2), Ryan
VanMoer, Colin Thompson (2), Jack Dykema (2), Shane
Freiborg, Jeremy Hinderks, Trent Novotny (2). BB--Zach
Olson, Trevor Parlberg, Alex Thompson, Jack Dykema, Mike
Johnson, Connor Cronin.


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