A’s drop 1-0 heart breaker to St. Cloud

COLD SPRING- The Marshall A’s saw its season come to an end Thursday with a 1-0 loss to St. Clound.

Former Southwest Minnesota State pitcher Brad Haag got the start on the mound for St. Cloud and pitched 5 2-3 innings and struck out seven while allowing no walks.

Reese Gregory pitched the final 3 1-3 innings and also struck out seven and walked none.

Marshall’s Steven Wehr had an impressive performance on the mound as well.

He pitched the full nine innings and struck out 13 batters against three walks and two hits.

Marshall had six hits to St. Cloud’s two by the time the game ended.

“It’s a tough way to go out,” Marshall manager Matt Suby said. “It’s a credit to their pitchers and their defense. We just couldn’t get anything going offensively.

The Saints scored their lone run in the top of the first inning on a fielders choice by Ryan Schneider.

Phil Imholte, who had the other St. Cloud hit, scored the run.

The A’s got hits from Ben Korger, Jordon Kontz, Andrew Kinney and Jordan Carlson, who all went 1-for-4.

The bottom half of the lineup failed to produce a hit.

Despite the earlier-than-planned exit, Suby was proud of the way the season went.

“I was proud of the way we approached each and every game this season,” Suby said. “We had the right mentality and the guys gave it everything they had. It just ended earlier than we hoped.”

The A’s finished the season with a record of 19-5.