Vermillion Teeners suffer a double loss to Elk Point

Vermillion Teeners suffer a double loss to Elk Point by Jim Prosser In what must have been a measure of revenge, and the disappointing showing of Vermillion�s offense, the Teener team was swept in two less than exciting losses to Elk Point at Prentis Park on Thursday, July 25.

The first game was a 10-run rule ending contest with Vermillion scoring two runs on three hits while Elk Point made 13 runs on 12 hits. Mike Nebelsik was the winning pitcher.

Line scores: Elk Point � 13 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors, 5 lob.

Vermillion � 2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 4 lob.

Vermillion�s offense was Steve Foltz who was hit by pitch twice and was driven in by Paul Wait and Tom Harnois, both of whom went 1 for 2 batting.

Game two was a no contest as Elk Point�s James Chicoine pitched a one-hit, one-run gem. His team made it easy, scoring five runs in the first inning and four more in the fifth and final inning.

Line scores: Vermillion � 1 run, 1 hit, 3 errors, 2 lob.

Elk Point � 9 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 lob.

Offense for Vermillion was a run scored by Kyle Brunick after reaching base on an error and advancing to second when Jason Donald walked and another error sent Brunick to home plate. Brad Schaack had the only hit.

The double loss made the season record 8 wins, 11 losses going into the regional tourney at Yankton the week of July 29-Aug. 2.

Playing Yankton in the first round game was another Teener disappointment as the home team dominated every phase of the game and shut out Vermillion 16-0.

Line scores: Yankton � 16 runs, 11 hits, 1 error, 2 lob.

Vermillion � 0 runs, 3 hits, 5 errors, 3 lob.

The second game was more of the same as Mitchell outscored Vermillion 17-4.

Line scores: Mitchell � 17 runs, 13 hits, 0 errors, 8 lob.

Vermillion � 4 runs, 8 hits, 2 errors, 8 lob.

The Teeners were able to mount an early attack with Bobby Punt leading the way with four RBIs on 2-3 batting.

Tim Bleil scored twice going 1-1, also a walk; Jason Donald went 1-2, scoring once; Troy Manning also was 1-2, one run scored. J.J. LaMie, Ryan Mockler, and Steve Foltz each had a hit.

Final record for the complete summer was eight wins, 13 losses.

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