‘No-no’s’ salvage Tanager baseball team’s season

'No-no's' salvage Tanager baseball team's season by Jim Prosser A VHS double header at Harrisburg on Tuesday, May 6 turned out to be "just what the doctor (Coach Jason Gault) ordered."

Two no-hitters by the young Tanager pitching staff improved their season record by nearly 15 percent to five wins/six losses.

The first game was a pitching gem by Brad Schaack who threw a no-walk, no-hit, no-run nearly perfect effort, marred by two errors. He registered five strikeouts in the five-inning 7-0 victory.

Danny Holoch, making a different contribution to the team's success, was the offensive standout in both games going six for six hitting including three doubles, four runs scored, and three RBIs in the combined double header.

Line scores: Vermillion � 7 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors, 4 lob; Harrisburg � 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 lob.

Tanager runs were scored by five other individuals � Kevin Bleil, B.J. Campbell (one for three), Kyle Mollet, Andy Ofstehage also with one rbi, and Jared Burcham. Jason Donald went one for three with an rbi; and Ben Oberle drove in two with one for two batting.

The second game was also a five-inning semi-masterful hit shutout, combined by Oberle and Donald. In fact, it was a no-hit 10-2 winning score which included four bases on balls and three errors in an offensive demonstration of Tanager team hitting. Oberle went 3 2/3 hitless innings and Jason Donald pitched 1 1/3 of the same.

Line scores: VHS � 10 runs, 13 hits, 3 errors, 7 lob; HHS � 0 hits, 2 runs, 2 errors, 6 lob.

Besides the Holoch performance, leading the scoring onslaught were: Ben Oberle � two for two, two runs, two RBIs; B.J. Campbell � two for three, one run, one rbi; Collin Prosser � one for three, one run, two RBIs; Kevin Bleil � two for four, one run; Drew Lawrence � one for one, one run; Andy Ofstehage � one for three, one run; and Ryan Mockler in a pinch hitting role scored one run while going one for one with an rbi.

The varsity team season record record improved 5-6.

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