Home team wins one of three hard-fought games

Home team wins one of three hard-fought games The "middle" three games at the Fargo Invitational Tournament involved Estevar, Saskatchewan, Canada, West Fargo, ND, and Sioux Falls Post #15 West, and afforded some exciting play for Vermillion Post #1.

Playing Estevar in an international competition was a unique situation and the guys made the best of things by first scoring Dan Tolsma who was the lead-off hitter in the game.

Eric Holoch started the game and held the Canadians to three runs on seven hits through four innings. Vermillion also totaled three runs (on four hits).

In the top of the fifth, Steven Varns singled, Tim Broderson sacrificed him to second and a wild pitch moved him to third but he was stranded there when the next batters couldn't get a hit. In the bottom of the inning, Eric Holoch got the first batter to pop out, then walked the next two, bringing in relief pitcher Drew Lawrence, who loaded the bases with the third walk in the inning. A ground out fielder's choice drove in the winning run, since neither team scored in the rest of the game.

Eric Holoch was the losing pitcher.

Line scoring: Estevar � four runs, seven hits, four errors; Post #1 � three runs, four hits, one error.

Scoring stats for Post #1 were: Tolsma � one run; Brett Mockler � one run; Tyler Vacek � two for three hits, one run; Dan Holoch � one for three; Varns � one for four.

Against West Fargo, Dan Holoch had a shaky start walking two of the first three batters, then giving up a couple hits and an E-6 to stake them to a four-run lead. Post #1 scored two runs in the fourth inning and one in the seventh, but couldn't overcome the early advantage and

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of 7-3. Dan Holoch went the distance and shouldered the loss.

Vermillion's scoring and RBI stats were: Broderson � one for one hit; Varns � two for four; Vacek � two for three, one RBI; Todd Anderson � two for four, one run; Adam Brooks � one for four, one run, one RBI; Pat Brooks � one for one, one run; Aaron Baedke � one for four, one RBI.

Line score: West Fargo � seven runs, six hits, one error; Vermillion � three runs, 10 hits, three errors.

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