Second round of tourney results in loss for Post #1 In the losers' bracket, Beresford Post #72 overcame Tea Post #266 13-3 to send Tea home with two losses in the Region 3B tournament, and to advance the winners to the third round.
Dustin Voss was the winning pitcher.
Umpires for both games were Randy Burcham and Rick Kotaba.
The second game involved Post #1 against Lennox Post #174 in a roller-coaster scoring
extravaganza. The Vermillion team again had the visitors' designation and was up first at the games' start.
Jason Madsen was safe on an error and Aaron Baedke drove him in for the first score of the game. Todd Anderson was the starting pitcher and held Lennox hitless for three innings.
Anderson struck out five batters while his team built a 5-0 lead by scoring four runs in the fourth inning, including back-to-back home runs by Dan Tolsma and Madsen. Unfortunately, Tom Hofer led off their half of the fourth with a single and five of the next six batters got on base without hitting the ball (four walks and a hit batsman) as Lennox scored four runs on one hit!
Anderson was relieved by Dan Holoch in the fourth inning and he allowed one run in each of the next three innings, striking out six in that stretch. During that time, the team continued to score building the lead to 12-7 entering the eighth where each team scored twice giving Vermillion a five-run advantage.
When they scored a run in the top of the ninth, things were looking "rosy" for Post #1. Drew Lawrence came in to relieve to begin the bottom of the ninth but was troubled by an error, two walks and a base hit. Consequently, Holoch returned to the mound and was rudely met with three consecutive base hits, bringing the score even and putting the winning run on base. Tim Brodersen came in and struck out the next batter but George Sazama hit a long ball out of reach of the left fielder and Joe Munson scored to end the game.
Post #1's scoring and RBI results were: Madsen � three runs, one hit; Tyler Vacek � four for five hits, one run, five RBIs; Baedke � one hit, RBI; Holoch � one for three, one run; Adam Brooks � one hit, three runs; Brodersen � two for four, two runs; Brett Mockler � three for four, three runs, three RBIs; Tolsma � two for three, two runs, three RBIs.
Line scores: Vermillion � 15 runs, 16 hits, five errors; Lennox � 16 runs, 13 hits, five errors.
Losing pitcher � Holoch; Winning pitcher � Nick Poppe.
The loss sent Vermillion against Beresford in the third round of the tournament on Sunday, July 16.