Clutch Hitting Propels A's to Another Win


Zach OlsonMason Schnaible


The Marshall A's remained unbeaten in the Corn Belt League, moving to 3-0 with a 4-1 win over the Sacred Heart Saints on Sunday night at Legion Field.

Zach Olson (1-0) picked up the win in relief of starter Logan Tomasek, going 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.

Down 1-0 in the fifth, the A's got on the board when Mason Schnaible hit the A's first home run of the season over the right field fence, tying the score at 1-1.

The Saints threatened in the top half of the eighth inning, putting runners on first and second with one out. Manager Ryan Schwagel went to the bullpen, and Olson was able to induce an inning ending double play.

With the score still tied at 1-1, Alex Thompson reached on an error to lead off the eighth. After a strikeout, Jordon Kontz was intentionally walked to bring up Olson, who blooped a double just fair down the right field line, scoring Thompson.

Schwagel followed with a sac fly to score Kontz, and then Zach Thompson added another insurance run with a single scoring Olson.

Tomasek had a strong night on the mound, going 7 1/3 and allowing just one run on four hits. He struck out six Saints on the evening.

The A's look to continue their hot start with another battle against the Saints on Wednesday, this time in Sacred Heart. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

SACRED HEART SAINTS (1) AT MARSHALL A'S (4)

SACRED HEART SAINTS  AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Trent Kjersten        4  0  1  0  Alex Thompson         3  1  0  0  
Derik Johnson         4  0  1  1  Nick Macchio          2  0  0  0  
Trent Novotny         3  0  1  0   Justin Greenwood     1  0  0  0  
Jeremy Hinderks       3  0  0  0  Jordon Kontz          2  1  1  0  
Shane Freiborg        4  0  0  0  Zach Olson            4  1  1  1  
Ryan Fransen          3  0  0  0  Ryan Schwagel         3  0  0  1  
Chase Christenson     3  0  0  0  Zach Thompson         4  0  1  1  
Jacob Grund           3  1  1  0  Barry Meyer           4  0  1  0  
Nicklaus Ludwig       1  0  0  0  Mason Schnaible       2  1  1  1  
                                  Logan Tomasek         3  0  0  0  
TOTALS               28  1  4  1  TOTALS               28  4  5  4

SACRED HEART SAINTS           001 000 000 -- 1  
MARSHALL A'S                  000 010 03x -- 4  

LOB--SACRED HEART SAINTS 7, MARSHALL A'S 6. ERR--Shane
Freiborg, Jeremy Hinderks, Mason Schnaible. 2B--Zach Olson.
HR--Mason Schnaible. HBP--Nicklaus Ludwig, Jeremy Hinderks,
Ryan Fransen, Jordon Kontz (2), Alex Thompson. SACF--Ryan
Schwagel. SACB--Jacob Grund, Nicklaus Ludwig, Nick Macchio,
Mason Schnaible.

 SACRED HEART SAINTS             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Ryan Fransen (L)               8.00    5    4    1    0    2    1
 MARSHALL A'S               
Logan Tomasek                  7.33    4    1    1    2    6    0
Zach Olson (W)                 1.67    0    0    0    0    2    0

PB--Trent Novotny. WP--Logan Tomasek (2). SO--Jacob Grund,
Nicklaus Ludwig, Chase Christenson (2), Ryan Fransen (3),
Derik Johnson, Nick Macchio, Justin Greenwood. BB--Chase
Christenson, Trent Novotny.


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