A’s split league games, lose to Jackson

St. James 11, Stark 6

    The A’s traveled to Stark last Friday to take on the Longhorns in Tomahawk East League action.  

    The A’s offense produced a big inning in the fourth, pushing across seven runs to increase their lead to 9-0. They added two more in the fifth to take a commanding 11-0 lead.  

    A’s starter David Krause blanked Stark through the first four innings but got into some trouble in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, yielding two runs in each inning to cut the A’s lead to 11-6.  

    Krause was in trouble again in the eighth as the first two runners reached base.  He got out of that jam, striking out the last two hitters he faced and keeping the Longhorns from cutting further into the lead.  

    Matt Dahl put an end to any hopes Stark had of a comeback win as he pitched the ninth, striking out the last three hitters he faced after giving up a leadoff single.

    The A’s offense was led by Anthony Stordalen who went four for four with a walk.  Austin Pinke picked up three hits.  Krause (4-0) earned the win.  He gave up 11 hits and one walk while striking out five.  Five of the six Stark runs were earned.

Leavenworth 6, A’s 5

    For most of Sunday night, it looked like the A’s were going to make it two in a row in League play.  In fact, they took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth on the strong pitching of starter Joe Hager and the bats of Anthony Stordalen, Joe Hager, Dusty Pfeiffer and Nate Ewert who had two hits each.

    On the night, Hager pitched eight and two-thirds innings, giving up six hits and six walks while striking out four.  Five of the runs were charged to Hager, four of them were earned.  Matt Dahl (0-1) was charged with the loss.In addition to his two hits, Ewert collected three RBIs on the night.

    With the loss, the A’s Tomahawk East League record moved to 5-5.

Jackson 12, A’s 2

    A very good Jackson Bulls teams came to St. James and defeated the A’s 12-2 in an exhibition game on Tuesday.  A’s starter Anthony Stordalen (0-1) got off to a rough start giving up four runs in each of the first two innings before settling down and blanking the Bulls in innings three, four and five.  He was charged with the loss in five innings of work.              

Kyle Schroeder finished up on the mound throwing four innings and giving up four runs.

    The only A’s offensive production came in the fourth when a single for Craig Nelson scored two runs.  Joe Hager was the only A’s player with more than one hit.  He went two for four.

    The A’s play at Hanska Wednesday before returning home for a 7:30 pm start on Sunday, June 23 versus the Lamberton Long Sox.  Stark comes to town on Wednesday, June 26, game time is 8:00 pm.