Vermillion’s Post #1 goes 2-1 in Wood Bat Classic

Vermillion's Post #1 goes 2-1 in Wood Bat Classic
Here we go again – second place in a tournament. This one was contested at two sites – Riverview Park in Yankton and Prentis Park in Vermillion.

The first two games of the tourney for Post #1 were played at their home field.

The first was a complete domination of West Central as the Vermillion team scored early and often in a 10-2 win in five innings. Scott Morrison went the distance, pitching a five-hit, two-run excellent performance. He walked one and registered six Ks while the team backed him with only one error!


Line scores: WC � 2 R, 5 H, 3 E, 5 LOB; Post #1 � 10 R, 7 H, 1 E, 4 LOB.

The Vermillion main offensive stats include: Ben Oberle � 2 for 4, 3 runs, 1 RBI; Kyle Mollet � 2 for 2, 1 R, 1 RBI; Morrison � 1 for 2 batting, 1 run, 1 RBI; Zach Weiss � 1 for 3, 1 run, 1 RBI; Ryan Gilbertson � 1 for 2, 1 run; Eric McPherson � 1 for 3, 1 run; and Ryan Husby � 1 for 3, 1 run.

Game two pitted Post #1 against Chamberlain with the home team prevailing 3-1.

Kyle Mollet started and went the full seven innings, giving up five hits, three walks, and recording eight Ks. Line scores: Chamberlain � 1 R, 5 H, 1 E, 7 lob; Vermillion � 3 R, 9 H, 0 E, 7 lob.

Key offensive stats were: Ben Oberle � 2 for 3, 1 run; Reid Meierkort � 1 for 2, 1 RBI; Scott Morrison � 1 for 2, 1 run; Zach Weiss � 2 for 3, 1 run; and Ryan Gilbertson � 1 for 3, 1 RBI.

The win put Post #1 into the championship game against Yankton Post #12, which was played at Riverview Park on Saturday, July 1.

Yankton took an early one-run lead, then plated seven runs in the third inning which activated to tournament eight-run rule and finished the tournament with Vermillion's 2-1 for the weekend.

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