VHS baseball claims second win April 17

VHS baseball claims second win April 17 By Jim Prosser The Vermillion baseball team overcame a rash of bases-on-balls to claim a close 11-8 victory over the Viborg-Irene-Parker co-op team at Prentis Park on Wednesday, April 17 for its second win in the 22 team league. Danny Holoch started and pitched over three innings, giving up three runs (two unearned) on one hit, and four walks while registering six strike-outs, getting credit for the win.

Drew Lawrence relieved in the fourth and gave up four runs (two unearned) and was credited with six Ks while walking five. Adam Brunick came in to pitch to two batters surrendering a run on a base hit and a walk; he was followed by Brad Schaack who, facing a bases loaded no out situation, was able to hold the visiting team to one run as he retired one batter on a pop fly and ended the game by striking out the final two batters and a save for his record. The pitchers were plagued by 12 walks and three wild pitches but held on to earn the win.

The offense came alive with 11 runs, 11 hits and eight walks, led by Brunick who was on base three times and scored two runs and an RBI on 3-4 batting. Eric Rickord, from his leadoff position, scored two runs as he was on base with 2-4 batting; B.J. Campbell was 1 for 3 and scored one run.

Coach Jason Gault was happy for the turn-around from the Baltic game.

�We had great fan support and the boys responded as the bats came around,� he said. �However, we need to limit those bases-on-balls, wild pitches, and passed balls committee by the pitcher/catcher batteries.�

The team has had several weather-related cancellations and is making an effort to reschedule some on them.

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