Sioux Falls Blue overcomes Vermillion Teeners July 13 by Jim Prosser The Vermillion Teeners baseball team faced a double-edged sword as they were involved in a double header against Sioux Falls Blue at Prentis Park July 13.
Their first game became a frustrating 10-0, four-inning affair as Josh Janke tossed a one hitter, registering nine strike outs and walking four while his team played a flawless defense and steady offense to make him the winning pitcher.
Jason Donald pitched the whole game, giving up eight hits while walking one and being credited with three Ks. His team�s defensive performance included six errors as only six of the 10 runs charged against him were earned.
Line scores: SF Blue � 10 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, 4 lob; Vermillion � 0 runs, 1 hit, 6 errors, 5 lob.
The Vermillion offense consisted of Tim Bleil�s single in the first inning.
The second game was played against the second edge of the blade � SF Blue�s Joe Weber, who had almost as much success as the previous pitcher and the 11-2 result.
Brad Schaack was Vermillion�s starter and went three innings, giving up three runs on three hits, walking two and striking out two batters. Steve Foltz took the relief roll for 1 2/3 innings but the sky fell in and, after six singles and four walks, the other one-third inning ended and eight runs were charged against him. However, Schaack was the losing pitcher, and the two scores were made by Bobby Punt and Ryan Mockler.
Summary: SF � 11 runs, 11 hits, 2 errors, 5 lob; Vermillion � 2 runs, 2 hits, 4 errors, 4 lob.
The season record stands at 6-9 and the team faced the Tea Teeners, there, on Monday, July 15.