A's Drop First Corn Belt


Logan TomasekZach Olson


The Marshall A's lost their first Corn Belt League game of the season, falling 7-5 on Sunday afternoon in Bird Island to the Bullfrogs, despite outhitting their opponent 18-10.

The A's left 17 runners on base in the contest, including the bases loaded at least 3 times.

Logan Tomasek (2-1) was tagged with the loss, going 6 1/3 innings. Tomasek allowed six runs, four earned, on seven hits while walking six batters.

Down 6-0, the A's, as they have all season, charged back with some late hitting. Ryan Schwagel hit an RBI double to break the seal and Zach Thompson added a RBI groundout to cut the deficit to 6-2 in the seventh.

After the Bullfrogs added another run in the bottom frame, the A's put the pressure on Bird Island in the top of the 8th.

Braden Meyer and AJ Toulouse led off with singles, and Meyer scored with one out when Jordon Kontz reached on an error.

With the Bullfrogs lead now 7-3, Zach Olson singled to load the bases. Schwagel coaxed walk to make it 7-4. Then a crucial moment occurred when Zach Thompson singled, scoring Kontz but Olson was thrown out at the plate for the second out.

Tomasek singled to reload the bases, but Bird Island was able to get the third out and escape further damage.

After Olson came into pitch a scoreless eighth, the A's once again looked to start a rally when Dillon Loft drew a one out walk. Ryan VanMoer followed with a single, putting the tying run on base and the A's heart of the order coming up to bat. However, Bird Island was once again able to escape and get the final two outs of the game.

Olson and Tomasek each had four hits on the afternoon. Toulouse recorded his first career hit in his first career at bat.

The A's are now 5-1 in the Corn Belt League and 6-1 overall. The begin a six game homestand on Wednesday night when they host the Cottonwood Cardinals at 7:30 pm at Legion Field.

MARSHALL A'S (5) AT BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS (7)

MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI  BIRD ISLAND BULLFROG AB  R  H BI
Ryan VanMoer          6  0  2  0  James Woelfel         4  1  1  0  
Jordon Kontz          4  2  2  0  Dylan Gass            2  0  0  1  
Zach Olson            6  1  4  0  Trent Athmann         4  1  2  1  
Ryan Schwagel         5  0  1  2  Tyler Hebrink         4  1  0  0  
Zach Thompson         4  0  1  2  Jack Peppel           4  2  2  0  
Logan Tomasek         4  0  4  0  Shawn Dollerschell    3  1  1  1  
Peyton Grant          6  0  1  0  Trevor Nissen         4  1  2  1  
Braden Meyer          5  1  2  0  Reed Stadther         4  0  2  1  
Tyler Schwagel        3  0  0  0  Ben Steffel           5  0  0  1  
 AJ Toulouse          1  1  1  0                                    
 Dillon Loft          0  0  0  0                                    
TOTALS               44  5 18  4  TOTALS               34  7 10  6

MARSHALL A'S                  000 000 230 -- 5  
BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS         000 231 10x -- 7  

LOB--MARSHALL A'S 17, BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS 14. ERR--Peyton
Grant (3), Dylan Gass. 2B--Jordon Kontz, Ryan Schwagel,
Trevor Nissen. 3B--Jack Peppel. HBP--Jordon Kontz, Trent
Athmann, Dylan Gass. SACF--Shawn Dollerschell. SB--Trent
Athmann.

 MARSHALL A'S                    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Logan Tomasek (L)              6.33    7    6    4    6    1    0
Rusty Swanson                  0.67    2    1    1    2    0    0
Zach Olson                     1.00    1    0    0    0    0    0
 BIRD ISLAND BULLFROGS      
Jesse Bjur (W)                 5.00    7    0    0    2    3    0
Brad Gass                      2.33    7    5    4    0    3    0
Eric Gass                      0.67    3    0    0    1    0    0
Casey Lewandowski              1.00    1    0    0    1    0    0

PB--Zach Thompson (2), James Woelfel. SO--Tyler Schwagel
(3), Peyton Grant (2), Zach Thompson, Ben Steffel.
BB--Dillon Loft, Jordon Kontz, Logan Tomasek, Ryan Schwagel,
Tyler Hebrink, Reed Stadther, Trevor Nissen, James Woelfel,
Shawn Dollerschell, Dylan Gass (2), Jack Peppel.


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