Nightmare Inning Does in A's vs Cubs


Jake HessDrew Hmielewski


A nightmare inning of 5 walks, a hit by pitch and a bloop single was the difference on Wednesday night as the A's fell to the Brookings Cubs 7-3 at Legion Field.

Logan Tomasek (0-1) was tagged with the loss, throwing 3 1/3 innings and getting charged with all 7 Cubs runs.

After a pair of solo home runs got Brookings out to a quick 2-0 lead, the A's cut the deficit in half when Jake Hess singled in Tomasek.

The A's tied it up in the third, but got unlucky when Drew Hmielewski's liner up the middle deflected off the pitcher's foot. Hmielewski was retired on the groundout, but Nick Klaith scored on the play. However, Jordon Kontz was left stranded on third and the score remained tied at 2-2.

Brookings responded back with five runs in the top of the fourth, taking advantage of a short rain shower that had Tomasek struggling to find the zone. Kontz came into the game in relief and allowed his inherited runners to score after a hit by pitch and a bloop single.

Kontz went 2 2/3 innings without being charged with a run.

Hmielewski got the final nine outs of the game, including six consecutive via strikeout.

Hess went 3 for 5 in his A's debut.

The A's will host the Willmar Team Max on Saturday night starting at 7:00 pm.

BROOKINGS CUBS (7) AT MARSHALL A'S (3)

BROOKINGS CUBS       AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Kyle  Krogman         5  0  0  0  Nick Klaith           5  1  1  0  
Todd Steindish        3  1  1  2  Jordon Kontz          4  1  2  0  
Seth Fraser           4  0  1  2  Drew Hmielewski       4  0  0  1  
Jeff Fish             3  1  0  0  Jon Ellis             3  0  1  0  
Sam McMocken          3  2  1  1  Logan Tomasek         3  1  1  0  
JaColby Anderson      2  1  0  0  Justin Greenwood      1  0  1  0  
Austin Koenig         4  0  0  0   Alex Thompson        4  0  1  1  
Ty Schneider          3  1  0  1  Jake Hess             5  0  3  1  
Jared Tohetter        3  1  0  0  Justin Mettling       3  0  1  0  
                                  Brandon Labat         3  0  0  0  
TOTALS               30  7  3  6  TOTALS               35  3 11  3

BROOKINGS CUBS                110 500 000 -- 7  
MARSHALL A'S                  011 000 001 -- 3  

LOB--BROOKINGS CUBS 4, MARSHALL A'S 13. ERR--Todd Steindish,
Sam McMocken. 2B--Jordon Kontz. HR--Todd Steindish, Sam
McMocken. HBP--Todd Steindish, JaColby Anderson, Jon Ellis,
Jordon Kontz. SB--Jeff Fish, Todd Steindish, Justin
Mettling.

 BROOKINGS CUBS                  IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Joey Texley (W)                9.00   11    3    3    6    6    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Logan Tomasek (L)              3.33    2    7    7    5    3    2
Jordon Kontz                   2.67    1    0    0    0    1    0
Drew Hmielewski                3.00    0    0    0    1    6    0

PB--Alex Thompson. SO--Jeff Fish (2), Seth Fraser (2), Todd
Steindish, Sam McMocken, Ty Schneider, Kyle  Krogman, Austin
Koenig, JaColby Anderson, Nick Klaith (2), Drew Hmielewski,
Jake Hess, Brandon Labat, Logan Tomasek. BB--Jeff Fish, Todd
Steindish, Sam McMocken, Ty Schneider, Jared Tohetter,
JaColby Anderson, Justin Mettling, Drew Hmielewski, Jon
Ellis, Brandon Labat, Logan Tomasek (2).


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