Minett helps A’s take down Yankees

MILROY – The Marshall A’s used a bases-clearing, three-RBI double from Jason Minett, in the top of the fifth to help secure a 9-4 win over the Milroy Yankees Friday night.

“That was huge,” Marshall manager Matt Suby said. “Jason came up in a big spot and got us some runs. As the game went on, we took advantage of a couple miscues.”

The A’s added two more in the seventh inning on a wild pitch and a passed ball and added another run in the seventh to help put the game away.

Marshall picked up the victory despite committing a season-high seven errors in the game. Winning with that many errors is something that Suby hopes to not have happen again.

“Hopefully that was the one and only time,” Suby said. “Sometimes you just have to make sure you get the win. Hopefully we got those errors out of our system because were a better defensive team than that.”

Tanner Neale, Zach Olson and Jordon Kontz each had RBI to go with the three from Minett, while Kontz, Olson and Minnett each crossed the plate twice.

Matt Bauer had two RBI for the Milroy Yankees while Andy Schmidt came up with two hits and a run while Chris Verdoes scored twice to go with one run from Micah Gronli.

Steven Wehr picked up the win on the mound, striking out nine against just two walks in his eight innings of work before Ben Korger finished off the victory in the ninth.

Austin Deutz took the loss, pitching five innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. He struck out three and walked one. Josh Hadley pitched three innings in relief before Bauer took over in the ninth.

With the loss, the Yankees fall to 2-6 on the season and coach Ryan Rohlik knows the team is going to have to change its ways if the season is going to turn around.

“It’s been the story of our year,” Rohlik said. “We have some walks and a hit-by-pitch and the other team comes up with a big hit. We have to weather the storm that were in right now. We’re making some errors and not making people pay when they make errors. They made seven errors, but they made us pay for our three. We’re just going to keep plugging away and hope we start getting some bounces.”

Marshall 9, Milroy Yankees 4

Marshall 200 040 210 — 9 11 7

Milroy 003 000 010 — 4 5 3

Hitting: Marshall (Minett 1-for-5, double, two runs; Kontz 1-for-6, RBI, double run; Carlson 2-for-4, double, run; Stubbs 1-for-5, RBI, run; Olson 1-for-3, RBI, two runs; Sanders 1-for-1). Milroy Yankees (Bauer 1-for-4, two RBI, run; Schmidt 1-for-5; Gronli 1-for-3, run; Verdoes 0-for-4, two runs).

Pitching (IP-H-R-ER-BB-K): Marshall (Wehr 8-4-4-2-2-9; Korger 1-1-0-0-0-2) Milroy (Deutz 5-8-6-6-1-3; Hadley 3-2-3-1-1-2; Bauer 1-1-0-0-0-2).