A’s 6, Gibbon 2
The A’s won one, lost one and were rained out of one over the past week.
The A’s hosted Gibbon on Wednesday and topped the Reds 6-2. Chris Menssen (1-1) earned the win in six and one-third innings of work. David Krause pitched the final two and two-third innings to earn his first save of the year.
Joe Krause, Austin Pinke, Craig Nelson, Ryan Menssen and Nate Ewert drove in the A’s runs. One run scored on a wild pitch.
Essig 9, A’s 6
Despite a spirited eighth inning rally that scored five runs, the A’s lost to Essig at home on Friday 9-6. The A’s had trouble getting anything going against BlueJays starter Colton Petron collecting only two hits over the first seven innings. Starter Joe Hager (0-2) took the loss, while Dusty Pfeiffer and Brandon Menssen also saw action on the mound.
After collecting only two hits over the first seven innings, the A’s offense got rolling in the bottom of the eight, scoring five runs capped off by a bases loaded double from Matt Dahl. The A’s were retired in order in the ninth as the comeback fell short.
A’s and Springfield rained out
The A’s host the Jackson Bulls in a nonleague game on Tuesday at 8:00 pm before returning to the road with a game at Hanska at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19.
A’s stats leaders
Batting average: Ryan Menssen .500, Brandon Menssen .412, Nate Ewert .286
RBI: Ryan Menssen 5, Joe Hager 4, Joe Krause 3, Matt Dahl 3
Home runs: Brandon Menssen 1, Joe Hager 1
Pitching record: David Krause 3-0, Chris Menssen 1-1
ERA: David Krause 0.00, Joe Hager 1.93, Chris Menssen 3.37