Ten-run rule ‘rules’ for Post #1 baseball team

Ten-run rule 'rules' for Post #1 baseball team The Vermillion Post #1 Legion baseball team took advantage of the wildness of Tea's pitchers in the first game of a double header played Tuesday, June 26, at Prentis Park.

Tim Brodersen started and pitched the complete first game, giving up five hits while registering seven strike outs, walking five, being charged with four earned runs, and getting credit for the win.

The Tea pitchers walked 13 and hit five batters to supply 18 base runners to the Post #1 offense.

Scoring early and often, Post #1's offense was led by Tyler Vacek's four-run production on one for one hitting and three on base walks or hit batter. Ryan Nelson was on base four times from walks or HB and scored three runs.

Pat Brooks scored twice with one for three batting and drove in a run. Adam Brooks was one for three, scoring one run and an RBI. Brett Mockler went one for two, scoring one run and was credited with three RBI. Dan Holoch had one hit, one run, and one RBI.

Jeff Gilbertson scored twice, as did Eric Rickord, and to assure that every starter contributed to the total, Josh Kyte scored one and drove in one.

First game line scores: Vermillion Post #1 � 17 runs, 5 hits, two errors; Tea Post #266 � 4 runs, 5 hits, 3 errors.

Game #2 gave another excellent pitcher, Vermillion's Nelson, a chance to display his skill as he held Tea scoreless, allowing three hits (two infielders) striking out five, walking two, and being backed up in the field with errorless ball.

Brodersen drove in two runs with two for three official bats; Pat Brooks was two for three, scored twice and had one RBI. Kyte was one for two, scoring twice. BJ Campbell went one for two, scoring one and driving in one. He also made two sparkling plays at second base � a low liner scooped up before it reached the ground to end the third inning, and an unassisted double play when he snatched a ball near second base and caught a runner before he could get back to the bag, which ended the fourth inning for Tea.

Every player except one in the Vermillion lineup scored at least one run.

Second game line scores: Vermillion � 11 runs, 9 hits, 0 errors; Tea � 0 runs, 3 hits, 4 errors.

The double "10 run rule" victories give Post #1 a 12-6 record so far this season.

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