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MARSHALL — The Marshall A’s used a pair of big innings to defeat the Dawson Drakes 7-3 on Wednesday.

The A’s scored three runs in both the third and fifth innings.

Ryan VanMoer led the A’s, going 2 for 4 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Jordon Kontz added a pair of hits and two RBI in the win, while Marshall also got two-hit performances from Zach Olson and Barry Meyer.

Rusty Swanson went the distance on the mound for the A’s, finishing with four strikeouts and no walks allowed.

Kalib Greenman went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss.

Marshall (7-2) will return to Corn Belt action on Sunday as they host Willmar. Dawson will play at an invitational hosted by Arlington and Gaylord this weekend, beginning with a game against St. Peter on Friday night.

Dawson 000 020 001 — 3 10 2

Marshall 003 030 01x — 7 11 2

HITTING: Dawson (Brax. Thompson 1-4; Franzky 1-3; Gritmacker 1-4; Schmitt 1-3; Brad. Thompson 1-4; Greenman 2-4, RBI, run; Kack 1-4, RBI, run; Harding 1-1, 3B, run; Staab 1-1). Marshall (Winkelman 1-2, 2 runs; VanMoer 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 runs; Kontz 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Olson 2-4, RBI; Z. Thompson 1-4; Ba. Meyer 2-3, run; Swanson 1-4).

PITCHING: Dawson (Swenson 5.0-9-6-6-0-1; Staab 1.0-0-0-0-0-0; Cariveau 1.2-2-1-0-2-1; Brax. Thompson 0.1-0-0-0-0-1). Marshall (Swanson 9.0-10-3-3-0-4).

Milroy Irish 6,

Luverne 5

MILROY — The Milroy Irish defeated Luverne 6-5 in Gopher League action on Wednesday.

Jake Plaetz went 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead the Irish. Anthony Dolan added a pair of hits in the win.

Kenny Morris went the distance on the mound and finished with nine strikeouts to just two walks.

The Irish (14-2) travel to Fairmont on Sunday.

Luverne 310 001 000 — 5 4 1

Milroy 201 120 00x — 6 7 4

HITTING: Milroy Irish (Plaetz 2-4, RBI; A. Dolan 2-2; Riley 1-3; Patterson 1-4).

PITCHING: Milroy Irish (Morris 9.0-4-5-5-2-9).

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