After eight ballgames, Post #1′s record is 3-5

After eight ballgames, Post #1's record is 3-5 Having won three consecutive games, Vermillion's Legion Post #1 baseball team traveled to Sioux Falls to face Post #15 East in a double-header on Friday, June 2.

The whimsical nature of the game and the frustrations of the inability to maintain a successful streak of victories was evident in the first game as Vermillion got a taste of a no-hit shutout 10-0.

Tim Broderson suffered the loss.

The second game looked like a different team when four of the first five starters had hits and two runs scored. Unfortunately, only two more hits were made in the remaining five innings, while West was scoring 12 runs to complete the "sweep" 12-2.

Jason Madsen went two for three hits, one run; Tyler Vacek was one for two, one run, one RBI; Steven Varns scored one run; and Aaron Baedke was one for two with one RBI; Tim Broderson went one for two and one RBI; Todd Anderson got the loss.

The next scheduled games included a double-header with South Sioux City at Prentis Park on Tuesday, June 6. Things were looking bright when Post #1 jumped off to a 6-3 lead after three innings and held it until SSC scored four runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and four in the seventh to apparently put the game away at 12-6. The offense responded with a furious charge in the bottom of the seventh, sparked by home runs from Madsen and Broderson, bracketed around a walk and an error. But the effort was not enough and Vermillion lost 12-10.

Anderson started and was relieved after three by Tolsma who took the loss. Scoring and hitting for Post #1 were:

Jason Madsen � two for four, two runs, one RBI; Tyler Vacek � two runs; Steven Varns � two runs, one RBI; Aaron Baedke � two for four, two runs, two RBIs; Dan Tolsma � one run; and Tim Broderson � three for four, one run, three RBIs.

Game two was closely played with Vermillion taking a 4-3 lead through three innings when "the roof fell in" and SSC scored six runs in the top of the fourth while Post #1 responded with two runs in each of their next two innings making the score 9-8 going into the sixth inning. South Sioux then plated four runs making the seventh inning the key to a Vermillion win. SSC scored one more run in the top of the seventh and Post #1 again made a furious effort by scoring five runs and leaving the tying run on base, making the final score 14-13, SSC taking the win.

Eric Holoch took the loss as he pitched 5 2/3 innings and Dan Holoch relieved.

The offense was not lacking, scoring 13 runs on 15 hits, but there were six errors on defense.

Vermillion's scoring stats were: Adam Brooks � two runs; Steven Varns � two runs, two hits; Jason Madsen � two runs, two for four hits, two RBIs; Tyler Vacek � two for five hits, three runs, and one RBI; Aaron Baedke � three for four, two runs, three RBIs; Tim Broderson � four for four, one run, three RBIs; and Jared Thedorff � one run.

Heart-breaking finishes, but the guys never gave up! After eight games the season record stood at 3-5.

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