A's Stunned In Willmar


Ryan Van MoerMason Penske


The Marshall A's lost to the Willmar Rails for the first time since joining the Corn Belt League in 2012 on Sunday night, falling 8-3 in Willmar.

Mason Penske (0-3) was tagged for all 8 runs in the contest, lasting six innings. Penske struck out three and allowed twelve hits.

The A's jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first when Penske singled in Ryan VanMoer, followed by Jake Hess' sac fly scoring Jordon Kontz.

But the lead was short lived as the Rails scored two of their own in the bottom of the inning. Willmar added three more in the second and never looked back.

VanMoer had three hits on the night, raising his season batting average to .429.

Hess went 2 for 3 with a RBI and run scored.

The A's have now dropped 7 of 8 and stand at 2-4 in the Corn Belt League.

The A's next game is July 6th as they host the Milroy Yankees. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

MARSHALL A'S (3) AT WILLMAR RAILS (8)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  WILLMAR RAILS        AB  R  H BI
Ryan VanMoer          5  1  3  0  Tanner Thunstedt      4  2  1  0  
Jordon Kontz          4  1  1  0   Dustin Overcash      1  0  0  0  
Mason Penske          5  0  1  1  Drey Dirksen          5  0  2  0  
Jake Hess             3  1  2  1  Garrett Koiistra      4  1  2  0  
Barry Meyer           5  0  1  1  Brayden Sunder        5  0  2  0  
Logan Tomasek         4  0  1  0  Josh Tinklenberg      4  1  2  1  
Nick Klaith           4  0  1  0  Jack  Braumgard       3  1  1  1  
Joey Blanchard        3  0  0  0  Cameron Melin         3  1  3  0  
Alex Thompson         2  0  0  0  Cole  Hagen           3  0  1  0  
 Justin Greenwood     1  0  0  0  Nick Bergeson         3  1  0  3  
                                  *Noah Vreeman         0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               36  3 10  3  TOTALS               35  8 14  5

MARSHALL A'S                  200 010 000 -- 3  
WILLMAR RAILS                 230 020 10x -- 8  

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 14, WILLMAR RAILS 8. ERR--Nick Macchio,
Nick Klaith, Jack  Braumgard, Tanner Thunstedt. 2B--Jordon
Kontz, Barry Meyer. HBP--Jordon Kontz, Logan Tomasek,
Cameron Melin. SACF--Jake Hess. SACB--Cole  Hagen.
SB--Dillon Loft, Nick Klaith, Cameron Melin (2).

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Mason Penske (L)               6.00   12    8    6    3    3    0
Jordon Kontz                   2.00    2    0    0    0    0    0
 WILLMAR RAILS              
Cole  Hagen (W)                7.00    9    3    3    5    3    0
Tanner Thunstedt               2.00    1    0    0    0    1    0

PB--Alex Thompson. SO--Nick Klaith (2), Joey Blanchard, Alex
Thompson, Cole  Hagen, Brayden Sunder, Drey Dirksen.
BB--Jake Hess, Nick Klaith, Joey Blanchard (2), Alex
Thompson, Jack  Braumgard, Garrett Koiistra, Nick Bergeson.


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