Vermillion Ice go 2 for 2 at league tournament By Sports Writer The U-16 Vermillion Ice softball team made a last trip to Yankton July 9-10 as they were entered in the season-ending league tournament.
They lost the consolation game to end their season but there was a lot of excitement before the final gun.
Game #1 had Ice paired against Yankton Embroidery Works with Alicia Brown enjoying a 12-3 victory. She threw a seven hitter with two Ks.
The offense took advantage of eight hits, six walks and six Yankton errors to build an insurmountable lead.
Leading the crew scoring 3 runs was Ariel Hofman who went 1 for 1 and walked 3 times; Annie Roche scored twice, getting on base due to 2 errors; Kinsey Weydert was 1 for 3 with a run and 2 rbis; Brown went 2 for 4, including a 3 bagger, scoring 2 with 2 RBIs; Britt Stewart � 1 for 4, 1 run, 2 RBIs; Krista Froke was 1 for 4, scored once, and was on base 3 times due to errors; Anna Isaacson � 2 for 3, 2 RBIs.
Game #2, facing Viborg for the first time, pitcher Ariel Hofman was too much for the opposition as she gained the 13-1 win, throwing a three hitter in five innings.
Brown went 2 for 4, scored 4 runs with 2 RBIs; Weydert scored 3, drove in 1, batting 3 for 4 including a triple; Stewart had a homer and double in 4 trips to the plate, scored once and had 2 RBIs; Roche was 2 for 4, scoring 1 run; Margaret Mueller went 1 for 2, 2 runs.
Game #3 was a real downer as Mary Ann Bierle scored the only Ice run in a four-inning 10-1 wipeout to Yankton Wizards. Brown suffered the loss.
Also on Sunday, Game #4 rematched Ice with Viborg in the consolation final which became a bonafide screamer. Trailing 7-5 after six innings, Vermillion scored two runs, courtesy of two errors, tying the game up for extra innings.
Vermillion came up with five runs in the top of the eighth, but Viborg plated seven to claim the victory with Ariel Hofman suffering the loss.
Line score: Viborg � 14 runs, 11 hits, 1 error, 6 lob; Vermillion � 12 runs, 9 hits, 4 errors, 10 lob.
Here is a listing of some individual scoring: Bierle � 3 runs on 3 for 4 batting; Roche � 2 for 4, 1 run; Weydert, Brown, Isaacson, and Mueller � 1 run, each; Katie Kashas � 2 for 5, 2 runs, and Stewart � 2 runs.
The final season record is a respectable 24 wins, 8 losses.