U-16 Ice place second in league tournament by Jim Prosser The Dakota Fastpitch League tourney put the U-16 Vermillion Ice softball team against Yankton Echo in the first round game at the USD softball complex on Saturday, July 10.
The results of game one was an Echo victory 12-9.Vermillion out-hit the visitors 7-3, but five errors cost them the game.
Vermillion scoring stats were: Annie Roche � 1 for 2, two runs; Kinsey Weydert � 2 for 2, two runs; Ariel Hofman � one run; Brittni Stewart � 2 for 2, two runs; Alicia Brown � three walks, one run; Michelle Olson � 1 for 3, one run.
Game two matched Ice with Wakonda/Irene. With Brown tossing a three-hitter, and the team scoring 11, the final result was no mystery.
Line score: Ice � 11 R, 6 H, 2 E, 4 lob; W/I � 2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 4 lob.
Here is listing of the individual scoring: Roche � two runs; Hofman � two runs; Mary Ann Bierle � 1 for 1, two walks, three runs; Isaacson � 1 for 3, one run; Stewart � 1 for 3, one run; Olson � 1 for 2, one run; Tristen Upward � one.
On Sunday, July 11, the Ice had a return engagement with Echo in the third round game. This time the results were more to our liking as Brown pitched her second three-hit gem and the team slipped by with a 3-2 squeaker.
Line score: Ice � 3 R, 7 H, 0 E, 3 lob; Echo � 2 R, 3 H, 1 E, 4 lob.
Scoring for Ice: Roche � 1 for 3, one run; Hofman � 2 for 3, one run; Stewart � 2 for 3, rbi; Brown � 1 for 2, one run; and Olson � 1 for 3, one RBI.
The win placed Ice in the championship game facing Yankton Wizards. Ariel Hofman was the victim of a one-hit shutout for the Wizards who closed out the tourney with an 11-0 final. You should gain some solace from second place in an excellent tournament performance.