Teener team rebounds with a pair of victories by Jim Prosser In the double header played at Tea on Monday, July 15, the Vermillion Teeners scratched out an 11-10 first game win.
Tim Bleil started and after registering two Ks, was sent to a different position when he gave up three runs on three hits and two walks before Brad Schaack could rescue him from further damage. Schaack went the rest of the way giving up seven runs on seven hits and became the winning pitcher as the visitors scored eight runs in the second inning and three in the third to build an 11-7 advantage at that stage of the game.
They were not �out of the woods� however, because a three-run fifth inning surge was finally stopped by some good mound work with two flyouts and a K to end the game.
Offensive stats show eight individuals scoring at least a run each � Kyle Brunick went 2-3; Ryan Mockler had three rbis with 1-3 batting; Tim Bleil scored two runs on 2-3 batting with two rbi�s; Jason Donald went 3-4, two runs, two rbis, and Troy Manning was 1-3, one run, two rbis.
Line scores: Vermillion � 11 runs, 8 hits, 2 errors, 7 lob; Tea � 10 runs, 8 hits, 0 errors, 6 lob.
Game two was a bonafide blowout as Vermillion scored five runs in the first inning and three runs in each of the other three innings and Bobby Punt held off the home team with two runs on three hits, recording six Ks to claim the victory. Ryan Mockler closed out the game in a relief role.
Offensively, Bleil went 3-3, three runs, two rbis; Brad Schaack 2-2, two runs, three rbis; Ryan Mockler, 2-2, two runs; Troy Manning, 3-3, one run, three rbis; John Gregg was 1-2, scoring one and rbi; and Zach Weisz scored two and drove in two going 1-2.
Line scores: Vermillion � 14 runs, 14 hits, 1 error, 5 lob; Tea � 2 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 9 lob.
The team�s season record stands at 8-9 and they were scheduled for a home double header against Elk Point on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.