Ellis, VanMoer Homer in Victory


Ryan Van MoerJordon Kontz


Jon Ellis and Ryan VanMoer each homered for the first time in an A's uniform on Friday night, powering the A's to a 6-3 win over the Minneota Mudhens.

Ellis and VanMoer each finished the night with 4 hits apiece. Ellis drove in a game high 3 runs.

VanMoer (1-0) had a strong night on the mound as well, going 6 1/3 innings while allowing 3 runs, 2 earned. VanMoer struck out two and walked five.

Zach Olson earned his first save on the season in his first appearance on the mound. Olson struck out a pair and allowed just one hit in 2 2/3 innings.

The A's took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third when Ellis hit a two-run shot.

Minneota tied it at 2-2 in the bottom of the third. The A's struck back with three runs in the fifth, highlighted by a Jordon Kontz two run double.

The win was the A's third in a row after starting the season 0-2. They will host Bird Island on Sunday night in Corn Belt League action. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm.

MARSHALL A'S (6) AT MINNEOTA MUDHENS (3)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  MINNEOTA MUDHENS     AB  R  H BI
Ryan VanMoer          5  2  4  1  Beau Buysse           3  2  1  0  
Jordon Kontz          5  2  2  2  Preston Nuy           4  0  0  0  
Mason Penske          5  0  2  0   Cal                  1  0  0  0  
Jon Ellis             5  1  4  3  Jake Leighton         5  0  2  2  
Zach Olson            4  0  1  0  Danny Hennen          2  0  0  0  
Logan Tomasek         5  0  0  0   Drew Fadness         1  0  0  0  
Justin Greenwood      2  0  0  0  Jordan Beck           5  0  0  0  
 Joey Blanchard       2  0  0  0  Austin Buyese         4  0  1  0  
Justin Mettling       4  0  0  0  Noah Scott            3  0  1  0  
 Brandon Labat        1  0  0  0  Henry Pesch           3  0  0  0  
Alex Thompson         3  1  2  0  Brock Buysse          4  1  2  0  
TOTALS               41  6 15  6  TOTALS               35  3  7  2

MARSHALL A'S                  002 030 010 -- 6  
MINNEOTA MUDHENS              002 000 100 -- 3  

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 10, MINNEOTA MUDHENS 11. ERR--Mason
Penske, Beau Buysse. 2B--Alex Thompson, Jordon Kontz, Jake
Leighton. HR--Jon Ellis, Ryan VanMoer. HBP--Henry Pesch.
SB--Beau Buysse.

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ryan VanMoer (W)               6.33    6    3    2    5    2    0
Zach Olson (SV)                2.67    1    0    0    0    2    0
 MINNEOTA MUDHENS           
Jake Leighton                  6.00   12    5    5    0    4    1
Bryce Garder                   3.00    3    1    1    2    6    1

PB--Alex Thompson. SO--Zach Olsen (3), Justin Mettling, Joey
Blanchard (2), Jon Ellis, Alex Thompson, Logan Tomasek (2),
Cal, Brock Buysse, Preston Nuy, Noah Scott. BB--Zach Olson,
Joey Blanchard, Danny Hennen (2), Beau Buysse (2), Noah
Scott.


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