Vermillion Teeners 1 for 2 in past week

Vermillion Teeners 1 for 2 in past week by Jim Prosser The second Teener baseball team – in spite of their ups and downs – continued the season June 29 and July 12.

First they traveled to North Sioux City for a single contest against Dakota Valley. Ryan Husby was the losing pitcher in the five-inning game, shortened by the 10-run rule. The opponent�s pitcher threw a one-hit shutout, while recording eight Ks. Husby had the lone hit for Vermillion.

In Sioux Falls, a double header against SFE became a split decision since SF outscored the Redbirds 17-7 in the first game.

Line scores: SF � 17 runs, 9 hits, 3 errors, 7 lob; Vermillion � 7 runs, 3 hits, 4 errors, 8 lob.

The team took advantage of the errors by SF when they scored four consecutive runs in the fourth inning, but that wasn�t enough to overcome the Vermillion errors which gave up four runs in the fifth.

Husby was the victim of the seven-inning shootout.

Offensively, Paul Hammond went 1 for 1, scored 1, drove in 2; Husby scored twice as he was on base with an error and base on balls; Eric McPherson � 1 for 1, 1 rbi; Jerrod Freidel � 1 for 4, 1 run; Jackson Freidel, Jordan Merrigan, and Jordan Robinson each scored a run without benefit of a hit.

The second game was a welcome reversal of fortunes as pitcher Robinson was able to control the opposition to four runs on three hits, recording five Ks, while his teammates contributed 16 runs on eight hits, taking advantage of 12 bases on balls and three hit batters.

Scoring seven runs in the third inning helped to secure a comfort zone throughout the five-inning contest.

The offensive stats were: Hammond � 3 for 3, 3 runs, 1 rbi; Jerrod Friedel � 2 runs, 1 rbi; McPherson � 3 runs, 2 hit by pitch and a walk; Nick Rasmussen � 2 for 3, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Husby � 1 for 3, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Cole Andre � 2 for 2, 2 runs, 1 rbi; Jackson Freidel � 2 runs, 1 rbi.

The Vermillion Teeners now have a 3-12 season record.

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