VHS baseball team battles elements, errors and Cubs by Jim Prosser South Dakota spring weather is hardly conducive for athletic endeavors but the Tanager baseball team perseveres with some cold and windy conditions in many of the scheduled competitions.
Nonetheless, VHS played a rescheduled single varsity game at Alcester on Thursday, April 22. With overcast and threatening skies and temperature in the mid 50s, the game became a struggle against the elements and some untimely errors which led to a 12-2 loss for the Tanagers.
Brad Schaack started and went 4 innings, giving up 10 runs on 8 hits and 4 walks (along with several fielding errors). He was relieved by Jason Donald who allowed only 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks which was enough to invoke the 10 run rule which ended the game.
The team, unfortunately, had more problems with fielding and throwing the ball, committing 4 more errors and the offense was unable to mount much of a threat at the bat accumulating 2 runs on 4 hits against the Cubs' pitcher, Jared Anderson.
Line scores: Vermillion � 2 runs, 4 hits, 4 errors, 7 lob; Alcester � 12 runs, 11 hits, 0 errors, 5 lob.
The two Tanager runs were scored by Kyle Mollet and Ryan Mocker as Jason Donald went 2 for 3 with 2 rbis.
The varsity season record stands at 2-6.