Post #1 loses 2nd round state tournament game Day two of the South Dakota American Legion Class B Tournament found two teams eliminated and two more relegated to the losers' bracket.
In the loser-out games, Miller/Wessington Springs defeated Lennox 11-9, while the Dell Rapids team lost to Platte/Geddes 9-3. The losers were sent home from the tourney.
In the winners' bracket, Groton edged Southern Hills 15-12 and Vermillion fell to Milbank 16-6, with the losers relegated to the next elimination round.
The fourth game (#8) of day two (Aug. 2) involved Post #1 against Milbank Post #9. Vermillion again took charge in the first inning by scoring three runs on five hits, including a triple by Tim Brodersen and two doubles, one each by Ryan Nelson and Danny Holoch.
Brodersen started and held the Milbank team to four runs through the sixth inning, while his teammates added three runs to make the score 6-4. Everything seemed to be under control until Dave Foster of Milbank hit a double to start the seventh inning. It was followed by two 3-2 count walks and a single by Bryan Appl which drove in the tying runs and sent
Brodersen to shortstop, with Drew Lawrence coming in to relieve. Two bases on balls sent in the go-ahead run and brought Ryan Nelson to the mound. He was treated very rudely as the Milbank bats started raining baseballs all over the field.
By the time the inning was over, the team from up north had scored 12 runs and defeated Vermillion 16-6 on the 10 run rule!
Line scores: Milbank � 16 runs, 11 hits, 1 error; Vermillion � 6 runs, 12 hits, 3 errors.
On offense, Nelson was one for three batting; Brett Mockler went three for three, scoring one and one RBI. Brodersen was two for four with one run and two RBI. Tyler Vacek went two for four, scoring twice. Pat and Adam Brooks each scored a run.
Holoch had a sac and one RBI in his one for two bating, and Jeff Gilbertson contributed an RBI going one for three.