A’s erase deficit, beat Brewers

MARSHALL – The Marshall A’s won in come-from-behind fashion 5-3 over the New Ulm Brewers Sunday night at Legion Field.

The A’s trailed 3-1 entering the 8th inning, when they finally put together their best inning of the game.

Andrew Kinney opened the inning with a leadoff double. After Zach Olson drove in Kinney on a single, Austin Stubbs drove in Olson on a two-run home run for his lone hit of the game.

“We needed that,” Marshall Manager Matt Suby said. “We weren’t playing very well offensively, so that was huge for us.”

Olson finished the game 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Kinney also went 2-for-3, with a run scored.

Tanner Neale extended the inning with a two-out walk. After advancing to third base on a throwing error by the pitcher, he scored on an error by the catcher.

In total, the A’s were able to capitalize on five Brewers errors.

Marshall finished the game with two errors of their own, which led to two New Ulm runs.

“I think both teams started off the game sloppy defensively,” Suby said. “After that, both teams settled in and it was just a matter of who was going to come up with the big hits.”

The Brewers broke a one-all tie in the 4th inning by taking advantage of a fielding miscue. After Matt Suess led off the inning with a bunt single, he advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt. Suess scored one batter later on a two-base error by Ben Korger.

New Ulm extended the lead by another run in the 5th inning. After Cory Ranweiler drilled a two-out double, he scored during the next at bat on an error.

Ranweiler finished the game 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored to lead the Brewers at the plate. Matt Suess also went 2-for-4 for New Ulm.

The Brewers led 3-1 until Marshall’s four-run 8th inning.

Brandan Alfson earned the win on the mound for the A’s. In four innings of work in relief of starting pitcher Travis McGlauflin, Alfson allowed just one run on one hit and struck out five Brewers.

Ben Korger picked up the save, striking out two of the four batters he faced in the 9th inning.

The Marshall A’s improve to 17-3 on the season after Sunday night’s victory. They will return to action on Wednesday night when they host the Aurora (S.D.) A’s. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. at Legion Field.