Winning’s contagious for Tanager team vs. Canton

Winning's contagious for Tanager team vs. Canton by Jim Prosser On May 7 the Tanager baseball team won both ends of two games over Canton as they faced the C-Hawks in a varsity/JV double header, played at Prentis Park in Vermillion.

The first game put Danny Holoch in his familiar role of the primary complete game pitcher for the home team and he came away with another masterful performance, striking out 11 batters while scattering six hits in an 11-2 victory. He was backed up by an error-free defense and unusually successful offense in a season record tying 6-6 result.

Every player on the varsity scored at least once, led by Jason Donald who went two for four, scored twice, and had three RBIs. B.J. Campbell drove in three runs and scored one, going three for four hitting.

Holoch was one for two, and scored two with one rbi. Kevin Bleil had one run and one rbi, batting two for four. Tim Bleil was one for one with one run and two RBIs. Andy Ofstehage was one for four with one run and one RBI.

Collin Prosser and Drew Lawrence each were on base three times (one hit and two walks) scoring a run.

Line scores: VHS � 11 runs, 12 hits, 0 errors, 10 lob; CHS � 2 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 6 lob.

The starting pitcher in the JV game was Tim Bleil who went three innings giving up three runs on four hits, registering three Ks. Kyle Mollet pitched one inning, being charged with two runs on one hit, three walks, and two strikeouts.

The team scored 12 runs but had only six hits, as two C-Hawk pitchers combined to hit five batters and walked a couple. Jordan Anderson had a good offensive day scoring twice with two for three batting and two RBIs. Zach Weiss was one for one with a run scored and three RBIs.

Ben Oberle and Mollet each scored twice. Brad Schaack was one for one with one RBI. Tim Bleil scored one on one for two hitting. Ryan Mockler went one for three, one run, one RBI, and Alan Bos had an rbi and scored a run.

Line scores: VHS JV � 12 runs, 6 hits, 2 errors, 0 lob; C JV � 5 runs, 5 hits, 6 errors, 7 lob.

JV season record: 4-2-1.

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