A's Take Corn Belt League Opener


Ryan Van MoerZach Thompson


The Marshall A's won their Corn Belt League opener on Sunday night, defeating the Granite Falls Kilowatts 8-6 at Legion Field. Ryan VanMoer (1-0) went 6 2/3 innings to notch the victory.

Trailing 5-3 heading to the bottom of the fifth, the A's offense exploded for five runs, highlighted by a Zach Thompson double with the bases loaded, scoring three.

Zach Olson threw 2 1/3 innings to get the save.

A's manager Ryan Schwagel went a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate, while VanMoer and Alex Thompson each had three hits in the contest.

The A's will host Wabasso at 7:30 pm on Wednesday night in another Corn Belt tilt. This is the first ever matchup between the two teams in Wabasso's inaugural season.

GRANITE FALLS KILOWATTS (6) AT MARSHALL A'S (8)

GRANITE FALLS KILOWA AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Tyler Dammann         5  2  3  0  Ryan VanMoer          3  1  3  1  
 Austin Friese        1  0  0  0  Alex Thompson         4  1  3  1  
Brandon Grund         5  3  2  1  Jordon Kontz          3  1  1  1  
Colton Vien           5  0  2  2  Zach Olson            3  1  1  1  
Cam Vien              3  0  3  1   Braden Meyer         1  0  1  0  
Markus Kranz          4  0  2  1  Barry Meyer           4  1  2  1  
Cole Richter          5  0  0  0   Justin Greenwood     1  0  1  0  
Zac Enevoldsen        5  0  1  0  Zach Thompson         4  1  1  3  
Dylan Lindstrom       4  0  0  0  Logan Tomasek         4  0  0  0  
                      1  0  1  0   Rusty Swanson        1  0  0  0  
Christian Kanten      4  1  0  0  Ryan Schwagel         4  1  4  0  
                                   Tyler Schwagel       1  0  0  0  
                                  Nick Macchio          4  1  1  0  
TOTALS               42  6 14  5  TOTALS               37  8 18  8

GRANITE FALLS KILOWATTS       000 302 010 -- 6  
MARSHALL A'S                  200 105 00x -- 8  

LOB--GRANITE FALLS KILOWATTS 14, MARSHALL A'S 12. ERR--Ryan
Schwagel. 2B-- , Colton Vien, Tyler Dammann, Ryan Schwagel,
Zach Thompson, Alex Thompson. HBP--Cam Vien, Jordon Kontz,
Zach Thompson, Alex Thompson. SACF--Zach Olson. SACB--Jordon
Kontz, Ryan VanMoer. SB--Brandon Grund.

 GRANITE FALLS KILOWATTS         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Colton Vien                    5.33   11    5    5    1    4    0
 (L)                           0.67    2    3    3    0    1    0
Christian Kanten               2.00    5    0    0    0    1    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Ryan VanMoer (W)               6.67   11    5    5    4    6    0
Zach Olson (S)                 2.33    3    1    0    0    4    0

PB--Tyler Dammann. SO--Dylan Lindstrom (2), Markus Kranz,
Cole Richter (2), Zac Enevoldsen, Christian Kanten (3),
Austin Friese, Nick Macchio, Logan Tomasek (3), Zach Olson,
Rusty Swanson. BB--Markus Kranz, Brandon Grund, Cam Vien,
Christian Kanten, Ryan VanMoer.


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