Swanson Goes Distance in Win Over Drakes


Ryan Van MoerRusty Swanson


The Marshall A's improved to 7-2 on the season with a 7-3 win over the Dawson Drakes on Wednesday night at Legion Field.

Rusty Swanson (1-0) went all nine innings to earn his first win as a Marshall A. Swanson gave up three runs - two earned - and struck out four Drakes.

The A's jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning, but the Drakes battled back with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth.

Marshall answered back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by a Ryan VanMoer two run double.

Connor Winkelman made his return to the lineup after sitting out the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He went 1 for 2 with a pair of runs scored.

The A's were previously scheduled to play on Friday, but an opponent's reschedule has cancelled that game. The A's will now play Sunday night at 5:00 pm at Legion Field in a Corn Belt battle against Willmar.

DAWSON DRAKES (3) AT MARSHALL A'S (7)

DAWSON DRAKES        AB  R  H BI  MARSHALL A'S         AB  R  H BI
Alex Swensen          5  0  0  0  Connor Winkelman      2  2  1  0  
Braxten Thompson      4  0  1  1  Ryan VanMoer          4  2  2  3  
Tyler Franksy         3  0  1  0  Jordon Kontz          3  0  2  2  
 Josh Staab           0  0  0  0  Zach Olson            4  0  2  1  
                      1  0  1  0  Braden Meyer          4  1  0  0  
Derek Gritmacker      4  0  1  0  Zach Thompson         4  0  1  0  
Austin Schmitt        3  0  1  0  Barry Meyer           3  1  2  0  
 Cole Kasbab          1  0  0  0   Tyler Schwagel       1  1  0  0  
Esten Weber           3  0  0  0  Justin Greenwood      3  0  0  1  
 Nolen Harding        1  1  1  0  Rusty Swanson         4  0  1  0  
Braden Thompson       4  0  1  0                                    
Kalib Greenmon        4  1  2  1                                    
Jordan Kack           4  1  1  1                                    
TOTALS               37  3 10  3  TOTALS               32  7 11  7

DAWSON DRAKES                 000 020 001 -- 3  
MARSHALL A'S                  003 030 01x -- 7  

LOB--DAWSON DRAKES 7, MARSHALL A'S 5. ERR--Chantz Engesmef,
Tyler Franksy, Jordon Kontz (2). 2B--Jordon Kontz, Ryan
VanMoer. 3B--Nolen Harding. HBP--Connor Winkelman.
SACF--Justin Greenwood.

 DAWSON DRAKES                   IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Alex Swensen (L)               5.00    9    6    6    0    1    0
Josh Staab                     1.00    0    0    0    0    0    0
Tim Cariveau                   1.67    2    1    0    2    1    0
Braxten Thompson               0.33    0    0    0    0    1    0
 MARSHALL A'S               
Rusty Swanson (W)              9.00   10    3    2    0    4    0

PB--Nolen Harding. SO--Esten Weber, Cole Kasbab, Braden
Thompson, Braxten Thompson, Braden Meyer, Rusty Swanson (2).
BB--Connor Winkelman, Jordon Kontz.


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