Post #1 baseball team's potpourri of wins, losses by Jim Prosser During a very busy week from June 27 through July 2 the Vermillion Legion baseball team played six games. Some wins and a few losses were the result.
On Sunday, June 27, a double header against Sioux City North gave Post #1 a 12-4 win, and a 12-6 loss.
In the first game, Eric Chase pitched a six-inning, eight-hit, four-run win, walking two and registering three Ks.
Offensive stats were: B.J. Campbell � 1 for 3, two runs; Eric Chase � 2 for 4, two runs, two RBIs; Jared Burcham � 3 for 4, three runs, one RBI; Ben Oberle � 1 for 4, two runs; scoring one run each were � Jason Donald and Ryan Mockler.
In game two, Vermillion took a 6-5 scoring advantage in the top of the fifth inning, but the home half matched the total scoring output by Post #1 (6 runs), and North won the conflict 12-6.
Jason Donald was the victim of the onslaught, giving up 10 hits, six walks, and a hit batter to take the loss.
Offense for Post #1 included: Burcham � 2 for 4, one run; Campbell � 3 for 4, two runs; Jordan Anderson � 1 for 2, one run, three RBIs; Eric Chase � 1 for 3, one run, one RBI; and Brad Schaack � 2 for 4, one run, two RBIs.
Post #1 faced Lennox for a doubleheader confrontation on Tuesday, June 29, at Prentis Park in Vermillion.
The first game was a hard luck loss for the home team as Lennox broke a 6-5 Post #1 advantage in the fifth by scoring three runs in the sixth and two more in the final inning to claim a 10-6 victory. The pitching tandem, Brad Schaack and B.J. Campbell, each were charged with five runs and five hits while the team committed six errors which contributed to the loss.
Scoring for Vermillion: Burcham � 2 for 4, one run, one rbi; Oberle � 2 for 4, one run, one rbi; Campbell � 2 for 4, one rbi; Anderson � 2 for 3, two RBIs; Zach Weiss � 1 for 3, one run; also, Schaack scored one and Jason Donald plated two.
Game two gave a measure of revenge as Lennox committed two errors on consecutive plays which led to the 10-run rule activation in a 12-2 Vermillion win.
Ben Oberle started and pitched an exciting up and down game by demonstrating the unusual feat of giving up three hits, three bases on balls, three hit batters, and registering three strikeouts. The team committed only two insignificant errors.
Post #1's offense came alive, scoring 12 runs on nine hits, taking advantage of three Lennox errors.
Oberle went 1 for 2, scored twice and had two sac bunts; Burcham scored two on two for two at bats and one RBI.
Campbell led the team with 3 for 4 batting, three runs, and four RBIs; Brandon Hansen was 2 for 2, two runs, one rbi; Eric Chase, 1 for 4, one run, one rbi; Weiss scored two runs.
The Yankton doubleheader played at Riverside Park on Wednesday the last day of June was not something to be admired by Post #1.
The contests were a 6-2, five-hit loss and a 10-0 no hitter.
Vermillion stats � Oberle 1 for 4, one run, one rbi; Burcham 1 for 4, one run; Campbell � 1 for 3, one rbi; Eric Chase drove in a run on a fielder's choice.
Schaack had a double, and Ryan Mockler a single. Season record through June: six wins, 15 losses.