Hit column contradicts Vermillion's loss to EPJ by Jim Prosser As the saying goes – statistics are for the losers, Vermillion out-hit EPJ 10-7 but lost the conflict 12-4.
Using four pitchers still couldn't slow down the home team. Ben Oberle started and went 1 1/3 innings registering three Ks, two walks, one hit, but hit five batters.
He left the mound with the bases loaded and Collin Prosser coming on in relief with the unenviable task of facing the clean up batter who promply drove the ball over the fence for a grand slam homer. Trailing 7-1, Post #1 made a stab for closing the gap by scoring three runs in the third. But that was all they could muster and the final line score was: EPJ � 12 runs, 7 hits, 1 error; Post #1 � 4 runs. 10 hits, 1 error
While both teams were excellent on defense, relief pitchers Kyle Mollet and Tim Bleil for Vermillion were unable to overcome the early deficit.
Offense for Post #1 included Kevin Bleil' two for four batting, two runs scored and one RBI. Mollet scored a run and drove in one, going two for three at bat. Andy Ofstehage went two for four with one RBI and Max Swanson scored one with two for three hitting. Mollet and Jared Burcham each had a triple in the game with Jared driving in a run.
Season record is now 8 wins, 10 losses.