Rally Falls Short as A's Fall to Rockets


Jon EllisBarry Meyer


The Marshall A's rallied in the ninth and made it interesting, but ultimately fell 6-3 to the Raymond Rockets on Friday night at Legion Field.

Mason Penske (0-5) took the loss, surrendering four runs in seven innings of work. Penske struck out five and walked five.

After falling behind 3-0, the A's got on the board in the sixth when Jon Ellis hit his fourth home run of the season, a solo shot to right.

Raymond added some breathing room in the eighth with three insurance runs. They would prove to be vital as the A's mounted a rally in the ninth.

The A's loaded the bases with nobody out, but were only able to get two runs across.

Barry Meyer had three hits on the night.

The A's will take on Willmar in their final Corn Belt League regular season game on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm.

RAYMOND ROCKETS (6) AT MARSHALL A'S (3)

RAYMOND ROCKETS      AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Jordan  Smith         3  2  1  1  Ryan VanMoer          5  0  2  0  
Justin Koenen         4  1  3  1  Jordon Kontz          5  0  0  2  
Tyler Steen           5  0  1  2  Jake Hess             5  0  0  0  
Eric  Hulterstrum     4  0  0  1  Jon Ellis             5  1  2  1  
Calvin Kosminskas     3  0  0  0  Mason Penske          4  0  1  0  
 Joe Schlagel         2  0  0  0  Barry Meyer           4  0  3  0  
MIke Jeseritz         4  0  2  0  Logan Tomasek         2  0  0  0  
Herman Solomon        4  2  1  0  Brandon Labat         2  1  0  0  
 John Sawatzky        1  0  0  0  Brayden Hilgemann     0  0  0  0  
Jose Rosario          2  1  0  0   Joey Blanchard       4  1  1  0  
Brett Swanson         2  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               34  6  8  5  TOTALS               36  3  9  3

RAYMOND ROCKETS               002 001 030 -- 6  
MARSHALL A'S                  000 001 002 -- 3  

LOB--RAYMOND ROCKETS 10, MARSHALL A'S 10. ERR--Calvin
Kosminskas, Brandon Labat (2), Nick Klaith. 2B--Tyler Steen,
Barry Meyer. HR--Jon Ellis. HBP--Eric  Hulterstrum, Jordan 
Smith. SACB--Jose Rosario. SB--Barry Meyer.

 RAYMOND ROCKETS                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Alex Lothammer (W)             6.00    7    1    1    3   12    1
John Sawatzke                  3.00    0    0    0    0    3    0
Calvin Kosminskas              0.00    2    2    2    1    0    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Mason Penske (L)               7.00    6    4    4    5    5    0
Jake Hess                      2.00    2    2    1    1    1    0

PB--Jordon Kontz (3). SO--Justin Koenen, Joe Schlagel, MIke
Jeseritz, Calvin Kosminskas (3), Brandon Labat, Jordon Kontz
(2), Ryan VanMoer, Jake Hess (2), Logan Tomasek (2), Joey
Blanchard (3), Mason Penske (3), Jon Ellis. BB--Justin
Koenen, Jose Rosario, MIke Jeseritz, Jordan  Smith, Brett
Swanson (2), Brandon Labat (2), Logan Tomasek (2).


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