Tanager baseball team gains first win in league by Jim Prosser The Vermillion baseball team took advantage of a rash of walks to claim a 11-1 victory over the Beresford Watchdogs at Prentis Park on Sunday, April 7 for their first win in the 22-team league. Dan Holoch started and pitched two innings, striking out the side in both.
He was credited with the win since the Tanagers scored 11 runs in the second inning and the rest of the game became a standoff and every member of both teams was able to participate.
Brett Mockler pitched five innings, giving up one unearned run, striking out two, walking one and giving up five hits.
B.J. Campbell closed out the game pitching with a strikeout, a walk, and a hit in the final inning.
The offense with five hits and 10 walks was led by Jeff Gilbertson who was on base twice, scoring twice and driving in three runs with a double.
Campbell went 1 for 3, scored one and had one RBI; Ray O�Connor was 1 for 1 with a run scored; Holoch aided the cause by scoring once and driving in one and Kyle Mollet scored two runs on 1-1 batting. Drew Lawrence also scored two runs and Eric Rickord contributed a run and an RBI.
Coach Jason Gault was happy for the turn-around from the first game. �We had great fan support and the boys responded as the pitching was solid with the nine Ks, only three base on balls, and a scattered six hits. And there were no fielding errors.�
The team is scheduled for a return match with Beresford on Thursday, April 11, a double header at Winner on Saturday, April 13, and a Sunday game against Baltic at Renner April 14.