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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • A’s see the best of times, the worst of times

  • The A’s turned in one of their best all-around performances of the year. Starter David Krause and reliever Sam Carlson combined to shutout the Indians on just four hits.
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  • A’s 4, Sleepy Eye 0
        The A’s notched a 4-0 win over the Sleepy  Eye Indians in Tomahawk East League play last Wednesday.
        The A’s turned in one of their best all-around performances of the year.  Starter David Krause and reliever Sam Carlson combined to shutout the Indians on just four hits.  
        Krause (3-0) went eight innings, giving up the four hits, walking none, hitting one batter and striking out four.  Carlson pitched the ninth, striking out two to seal the victory.
        The A’s defense turned three double plays in the game and the A’s pounded out a season high 12 hits.  Ryan Menssen was three for four with two RBIs, while Anthony Stordalen, Craig Nelson and Chris Menssen each hit safely twice.  Joe Hager had the other two RBIs.
    New Ulm 10, St. James 0
        The A’s did just about everything wrong Sunday in New Ulm against the Brewers, losing 10-0 in an eight inning game.
        Five A’s pitchers took the mound, each giving up runs as the Brewers dominated the game from the start.  
        A’s starter Adam Schroeder (0-1) took the loss.  Matt Dahl, Kyle Schroeder, Anthony Stordalen and Chris Menssen also saw action on the mound for the A’s.
    Two bright spots for the A’s in the game were Dahl’s pitching performance, five innings, one run on four hits, and Nate Ewert’s went two for three.
    A’s notes
        The A's begin a three game home stand on Wednesday, hosting the Gibbon Reds at 8:00 pm.  The Essig BlueJays come to town on Friday for an 8:00 pm start and the Springfield Tigers arrive on Sunday for a 5:05 pm game.  
        Sunday’s game is St. James Youth Baseball Association Night.  All St. James Youth Baseball players and their families get in free.  Prizes, including Twins tickets, will be awarded throughout the game. 
     
        Hitting leaders for the A’s are Ryan Menssen, .600, Brandon Menssen, .500, Austin Pinke, .350 and Craig Nelson .308.          Joe Hager leads the team with four RBIs, Ryan Menssen has three and Joe Krause and Brandon Menssen have two each.  Hager and Brandon Menssen have the team’s only home runs with one each.
        David Krause leads the A’s pitching staff with a 3-0 record, an ERA of 0.00 and an opponent’s batting average of .108.  He has not yielded a run in his 22 innings pitched so far this year.
    Page 2 of 2 -     With this week’s split, the A’s record stands at 3-3 on the year.

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