A's Fall in Corn Belt Heartbreaker


Mason PenskeJon Ellis


The A's rallied all the way back from a 4-1 deficit on Sunday night, but a 9th inning run by Bird Island proved decisive as the A's lost 6-5 to the Bullfrogs.

Mason Penske went 7 strong innings for the A's, giving up five runs, but only two of which were earned. Penske struck out 7 and walked four.

Jordon Kontz (2-1) worked the 8th and 9th innings for the A's and was tagged with the loss. Kontz gave up 3 hits and struck out one.

The Bullfrogs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first, but the A's tied it up when Zach Olson singled home Penske.

Bird Island pushed the lead to 4-1 when a one out double by Kontz started a rally. Kontz scored on a hit by Jon Ellis and then Ellis came around to score another hit from Barry Meyer.

The Bullfrogs held a 5-3 lead in the 7th when Ellis hit his second home run of the season over the right field ivy. It was Ellis' second home run in as many games.

The A's threatened in the 8th and hit several balls hard, but unfortunately for A's fans they found Bullfrog outfielders.

The loss drops the A's to 1-2 in the Corn Belt and 3-3 on the season.

The A's will host Hadley on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS (6) AT MARSHALL A'S (5)

BIRD ISLAND BULLFROG AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Ben Steffel           3  1  0  0  Ryan VanMoer          4  0  1  0  
Dylan Gass            3  2  2  0  Jordon Kontz          5  1  2  0  
Shawn Dollerschell    4  0  1  0  Mason Penske          5  2  3  0  
Riley Kramer          5  0  2  2  Jon Ellis             5  2  3  3  
Max Buchtel           5  0  0  0  Zach Olson            4  0  1  1  
Reed Stadther         5  2  1  0  Barry Meyer           4  0  2  1  
Logan  Sandgren       4  0  1  1  Logan Tomasek         5  0  0  0  
Trevor Nissen         4  1  2  0  Joey Blanchard        4  0  0  0  
Eric Gass             4  0  0  0  Alex Thompson         4  0  2  0  
TOTALS               37  6  9  3  TOTALS               40  5 14  5

BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS         121 001 001 -- 6  
MARSHALL A'S                  100 020 200 -- 5  

LOB--BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS 9, MARSHALL A'S 11. ERR--Dylan
Gass, Zach Olson (2). 2B--Dylan Gass, Jordon Kontz, Jon
Ellis, Barry Meyer. HR--Jon Ellis. HBP--Ben Steffel.
SACB--Ryan VanMoer. SB--Trevor Nissen, Ben Steffel (2).

 BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS           IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Logan  Sandgren                0.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
Logan Nissen                   7.00   13    5    5    1    7    1
Eric Gass                      2.00    1    0    0    1    0    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Mason Penske                   7.00    6    5    2    4    7    0
Jordon Kontz                   2.00    3    1    1    0    1    0

PB--Alex Thompson (2). SO--Reed Stadther, Logan  Sandgren,
Max Buchtel (3), Dylan Gass, Eric Gass (2), Jordon Kontz,
Logan Tomasek (3), Joey Blanchard, Jon Ellis, Alex Thompson.
BB--Ben Steffel, Shawn Dollerschell, Dylan Gass (2), Zach
Olson, Barry Meyer.


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