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WILLMAR — Behind an 11-run third inning, the Marshall A’s roughed up the Willmar Rails 16-2 Thursday in a Cornbelt League game.

The A’s (11-3) had a 3-2 lead after two innings before sending up 15 batters to the plate and getting eight hits — all singles — in the third.

Jordan Kontz was 5-for-5 to knock in three runs to ignite Marshall.

Tyler Brower reached on an error in the first to later score on Jason Gunvalson’s double for the Rails. Travis Koenen scored Willmar’s other run in the second after tripling and coming home on Taylor Cooper’s groundout.

Willmar hosts Granite Falls today at 7:30 p.m. for another Cornbelt game.

Wednesday Results


Sacred Heart 7, Marshall 3

Mike Johnson opened the scoring for Sacred Heart with a two-run single in the first inning and Dakota Freiborg’s RBI single in the ninth capped the Saints’ seventh win of the season.

Jeremy Hinderks worked all nine innings on the mound to collect the win, also getting help from a pair of RBI doubles from Ryan Hebrink and Nate Hebrink.

SH           200 010 211 — 7 11 0

Marshall               010 020 000 — 3 11 3

HITTING – SH: Mitch Schwindt 2-5 3-runs, rbi, Ryan Hebrink 2-5 2b run rbi, Jeremy Hinderks 1-5, Dakota Freiborg 2-5 2b run rbi, Mike Johnson 1-4 2-rbi, Nate Hebrink 1-4 2b rbi, Tom Lippert 2-4 run … Marshall: Tanner Neale 3-3 2b run rbi, Andrew Kinney 2-5 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — SH: Hinderks (W) 9-11-3-3-3-3 … Marshall: Travis McGlauflin (L) 6.2-7-5-5-3-3, Nate Dickhausen 2.1-4-2-1-0-2


Atwater 2, Litchfield 1

Vance Martin limited the Blues to four singles in a complete-game performance and got the win after a misplayed flyball in the eighth inning allowed Matt Tanner to score the go-ahead run for Atwater.

Litchfield              000 000 000 — 1 4 1

Atwater               000 000 11x — 2 3 2

HITTING – Litchfield: Toby Chellin 2-4, Dylan Koll 1-4, Derek Koll 1-3 … Atwater: Zach Cunningham 1-3 rbi, Jordan Tanner 1-1, Jess Rekson 1-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Litchfield: David Yordi 5.1-2-1-1-7-5, Gabe Lecher (L) 1.2-1-1-0-1-2 … Atwater: Vance Martin (W) 9-4-1-0-3-1