A's Woes Continue


Jon EllisRyan Van Moer


The Marshall A's lost their ninth in ten games on Wednesday night, losing 8-3 to the Bird Island Bullfrogs in Bird Island.

Jake Hess (0-1) went 7 1/3 innings in the contest, giving up all eight runs - six earned - while striking out eight.

As has been the theme all season, the A's fell behind early and faced an uphill battle. The Bullfrogs scored a pair in the first, and added runs in both the second and third innings to take a 4-0 lead into the middle innings.

Jordon Kontz's RBI triple cut the deficit to 4-1 in the sixth, but the Bullfrogs answered back to push the lead to 6-1.

Jon Ellis hit a two run home run in the eighth, his third of the season.

Ryan VanMoer got the final two outs of the A's in relief of Hess. He also scored twice.

The A's will host the Pipestone A's on Friday Night as part of the MDI/Ace Hardware Hall of Fame Night. There will be an Alumni Home Run Derby starting around 6:00 pm and the 2018 Hall of Fame class of Dale Erickson and Jim Culhane will be inducted before the 7:30 pm first pitch.

MARSHALL A'S (3) AT BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS (8)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  BIRD ISLAND BULLFROG AB  R  H BI
Ryan VanMoer          3  2  1  0  Trent Athmann         5  2  2  1  
Jordon Kontz          4  0  1  1  Ben Steffel           5  2  4  2  
Jon Ellis             3  1  1  2  Dylan Gass            3  0  0  0  
Jake Hess             4  0  1  0  Riley Kramer          3  0  0  1  
Logan Tomasek         3  0  0  0  Shawn Dollerschell    5  2  3  2  
Justin Mettling       4  0  1  0  Wyatt Peppel          4  0  0  0  
Nick Macchio          4  0  1  0  Logan  Sandgren       4  0  1  0  
Nick Klaith           4  0  0  0  James Woelfel         4  1  2  2  
Alex Thompson         4  0  1  0  Austin Weis           2  1  0  0  
                                  *Logan Nissen         2  0  0  0  
TOTALS               33  3  7  3  TOTALS               37  8 12  8

MARSHALL A'S                  000 001 020 -- 3  
BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS         211 001 12x -- 8  

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 6, BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS 10. ERR--Jon
Ellis, Dylan Gass. 2B--Trent Athmann, Ben Steffel (2), Shawn
Dollerschell. 3B--Jordon Kontz. HR--Jon Ellis. SB--Trent
Athmann (2), Ben Steffel, Shawn Dollerschell.

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jake Hess (L)                  7.33   12    8    6    5    8    0
Ryan VanMoer                   0.67    0    0    0    0    0    0
 BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS      
Logan Nissen (W)               6.00    2    1    1    2   13    0
Eric Gass                      3.00    5    2    2    1    1    1

PB--Nick Macchio. SO--Jordon Kontz (2), Ryan VanMoer (2),
Logan Tomasek (2), Nick Klaith (3), Jon Ellis (2), Alex
Thompson, Justin Mettling (2), Trent Athmann (2), Logan
Nissen, Austin Weis, Wyatt Peppel (2), Riley Kramer, Dylan
Gass. BB--Ryan VanMoer, Logan Tomasek, Jon Ellis, Austin
Weis (2), Wyatt Peppel, Riley Kramer, Dylan Gass.


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