Post #1 splits games with South Sioux City

Post #1 splits games with South Sioux City When a scheduling conflict for Prentis Park arose, Vermillion's Legion Post #1 baseball team agreed to move its doubleheader return match back to Nebraska to be played at the South Sioux sports complex on Wednesday, July 18.

Tim Brodersen pitched (and hit!) another victory for the Vermillion Legion team. He was stung for six scattered hits � all singles, while striking out six and walking none in his nine-inning performance.

It was not an easy contest, as South Sioux's Pat Bzoski gave up five runs in the second inning and two runs in the fifth, but held the visitors to only four hits during that span of innings. His teammates chipped away little by little until the score became tied after eight innings.

Bzoski had two hits and scored twice, while Dan Weierhauser scored three runs on three hits and a hit batter to lead the South Sioux scoring.

Pat Brooks, from his lead-off spot, began the ninth with a single, followed by a Tyler Vacek triple to drive in the go-ahead run. That brought Brodersen to the plate and he promptly hit the ball out of the park to secure his win.

Line score: Vermillion � 10 runs, 10 hits, 2 errors; South Sioux City � 7 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors.

Vacek went three for four with two runs scored and one RBI. Brodersen was three for five, scored two and drove in three runs. Dan Holoch had two hits on five attempts, scoring one and driving in three. Eric Rickord scored a run and had two RBIs. The starters each scored at least one run, except for one player.

In the second game, Vermillion had eight hits while striking out six times, leaving seven runners on base. They only scored three runs in a lopsided scoring binge by South Sioux City � 16 runs, five in the first inning and four in the final inning, plus a three-run second and four-run third.

"Our pitching staff has been pretty decimated," said coach Jason Gault. "Our roster of players was a little thin, too."

Line score: South Sioux City � 16 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors; Vermillion � 3 runs, 8 hits, 3 errors.

Offensive stats for Post #1 included Brooks who was one for two with one run scored and one RBI. Holoch scored one run on one for two batting, Josh Kyte scored the other run.

The season record stands at 21-12 as Post #1 looks toward playing in the state tournament Aug. 1-5 in Vermillion.

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