Vermillion Teeners split double header with Beresford by Jim Prosser The Teener baseball team played a double header against Beresford on Saturday, June 1 at Prentis Park in Vermillion. The first game was a close contest but the home-standing teeners prevailed at the end.
With a tribute and apology to the Casey at the Bat poem, here�s how it was!
The outlook was not pleasant for Teener baseball on last Saturday.
The score stood 5-1 with just the bottom half of last inning left to play.
Right fielder John Greg was up to bat and worked Beresford�s pitcher for a �BB�
He was followed by center fielder Ryan Mockler who also walked after going 2-3.
The next up was shortstop Kyle Brunick who hit a drive toward centerfield, and by the time the dust had cleared, he was crossing first base, Mockler stood at second, and Gregg was hugging third.
Momentum was slowed when first baseman Bobby Punt suffered a �K,�
But pitcher Jason Donald slashed a liner to the outfield fence to save the day, driving in three runs and reaching second base, just to aid in showing the way.
The next two batters (catcher Brandon Hanson and second baseman Matt Stange) reached on walks to fill the bases,
But the ploy was foiled when Zack Weiss, left fielder, forced in the tying run on a walk giving Beresford�s downcast faces.
The ninth batter of the inning was second baseman Roman LaMie, who stroked a bonafide single to cinch the victory.
You can have your town of �Mudville� and with Casey�s strike three,
I prefer to stick with Vermillion and a super victory!
Line scores: Vermillion � 6 runs, 4 hits, 2 errors; Beresford � 5 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors. Winning pitcher: Jason Donald. Losing pitcher: Seth McGill.
Game two was anticlimactic with Vermillion losing 14-3 in a 10-run rule shortened three-inning game. Roman LaMie started and went two innings giving up 11 runs on eight hits while suffering five errors. Bobby Punt pitched the final inning.
Line scores: Beresford 14 runs, 12 hits, 2 errors, 5 LOB; Vermillion 3 runs, 4 hits, 7 errors, 5 LOB.
WP � Ryan Docken; LP � Roman LaMie .
The Vermillion Teeners have a 1-1 record and play at home on Thursday, June 6 against Alcester in a double header scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 8 against Tea in a 1 p.m. double header start.