A's Drop First Round Matchup


Jordon KontzMason Penske


The Marshall A's fell 8-2 on Saturday night to the Atwater Chuckers in Region 4C playoffs. The game saw the 3 seeded Chuckers from the County Line League take on the 6 seed A's from Corn Belt League.

Jordon Kontz (5-4) went all eight innings for the A's, giving up four earned runs while striking out three.

As has been a theme throughout the year, the A's dug themselves an early hole, falling behind 2-0 in the first.

Atwater was able to add another run in the third inning before the A's got on the board in the fifth. Kontz led off with a single, one of his three hits on the night, and then came home to score on Jake Hess' RBI single.

The Chuckers got that run back on the bottom of the fifth and led 4-1 heading to the eighth when the A's got another run across. Nate Hoeft stroked a two out double, scoring Logan Tomasek.

However, Atwater broke the game wide open in the bottom of the eighth inning and sent the A's home with the 8-2 loss.

Mason Penske and Justin Greenwood each had two hits for the A's.

Marshall will now play out of the loser's bracket in the double elimination tournament. They will play Granite Falls on Saturday night at 7:30 pm in Atwater.

MARSHALL A'S (2) AT ATWATER (8)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  ATWATER              AB  R  H BI
Nate Hoeft            5  0  1  1  Josh Cunningham       5  1  0  0  
Jordon Kontz          5  1  3  0  Jeff Peterson         4  1  1  1  
Mason Penske          5  0  2  0  Justin Schroeder      5  1  1  1  
Ryan VanMoer          4  0  1  0  Jordan Olson          4  2  1  0  
Jake Hess             5  0  1  1  Zach Cunningham       3  0  2  3  
Justin Greenwood      4  0  2  0  Jaren Kaddatz         4  1  1  0  
Logan Tomasek         3  1  1  0  Kobe Holtz            4  1  1  0  
Nick Macchio          1  0  0  0  Scott Bormann         4  1  2  1  
Alex Thompson         4  0  0  0  Nate Ewart            4  0  1  1  
TOTALS               36  2 11  2  TOTALS               37  8 10  7

MARSHALL A'S                  000 010 010 -- 2  
ATWATER                       201 010 04x -- 8  

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 12, ATWATER 7. ERR--Nate Hoeft, Jake Hess,
Mason Penske, Nate Ewart. 2B--Nate Hoeft, Mason Penske, Kobe
Holtz, Jeff Peterson, Scott Bormann, Zach Cunningham (2).
HR--Justin Schroeder. HBP--Nick Macchio, Jeff Peterson.
SB--Logan Tomasek, Nick Macchio.

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Jordon Kontz (L)               8.00   10    8    4    1    3    1
 ATWATER                    
Scott Bormann (W)              7.00   10    1    1    3    8    0
Jeremy Elkjer                  2.00    1    1    1    1    0    0

PB--Jaren Kaddatz (2). SO--Nate Hoeft (3), Alex Thompson
(2), Logan Tomasek, Jordon Kontz, Mason Penske, Kobe Holtz,
Justin Schroeder, Jordan Olson. BB--Logan Tomasek, Ryan
VanMoer, Nick Macchio (2), Zach Cunningham.


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