Legion Post #1 finishes season 19-17

Legion Post #1 finishes season 19-17
After sweeping the Region tournament, with five straight victories, the Post #1 baseball team anticipated a successful run through the Legion State B Tournament held at Todd Larson field in Elk Point, Aug. 2-5.

Unfortunately, things did n't work out the way they had hoped for.

Post #1 faced Chamberlain Post #3 in the first (10 a.m.) game.


Line stats: Chamberlain – 5 R, 8 H, 0 E, 5 LOB; Post # 1 – 4 R, 11 H, 4 E, 10 LOB.

Zach Weiss lost the 9inning stint, as errors were the contributing factor when 2 unearned runs were recorded.

Offensive stats: Cory Taggart – 1 for 4; Weiss – 1 for 5, 1 run; Reid Meirkort – 4 for 4 (including 2 homers), 4 runs, 3 RBIs; Jeff Donnelly – 2 for 3, 1 RBI; JR Moore – 2 for 4; Jerrod Freidel – 1 for 4.

Game #2 ( losers bracket) – pitted Vermillion vs. arch rival West Central.

Line totals: WC – 14 R, 12 H, 2 E, 15 LOB; Vermillion – 6 R, 13 H, 7 E, 4 LOB.

JR Moore started and went 4 1/3 innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and was charged with the loss. Jeff Donnelly relieved and went 1 inning, giving up 3 runs on 1 hit. Kyle Olsen pitched 2 2/3 innings being hit for 2 runs on 3 singles. Zach Weiss

cleaned up for the final inning and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits.

Needless to say, errors were more numerous than points for Post #1. It was apparent that the fellas were trying too hard, and eventually the pitchers ran out of gas.

Vermillion offense: Taggart – 1 for 4, 1 run; Weiss – 2 for 5, 1 run, 1 RBI; Meirkort – 3 for 5, 1 run, 1 RBI; Donnelly – 1 for 4; Eric McPherson – 2 for 5; Brandon Womack – 1 for 2, 1 run, 1 RBI; Freidel – 1 for 4 (a homerun), 2 runs, 2 RBIs.

If you include the VHS schedule, the baseball season covered six months of participation by the players on the Post #1 team. VHS had a 12-10 season, and Post #1 finished at 19 wins, 17 losses.

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