This week in Greysox Baseball

This week in Greysox Baseball By Joe â�?�?MOJOâ�? Reiser The Vermillion Greysox dropped a pair of seven inning games on Sunday May 11, to run their season record to 4 and 2. Crofton, NE was the scene of the double header where an understaffed Greysox team made their stand. Nine men took the field, many of those men were either ill or injured. A game one loss saw the Greysox nine taking on the Blacksox of Freeman. After the dust had settled Freeman was victorious and the tattered and torn Greysox found themselves on the short end of an 11 to 2 score. Rusty Jensen was the starter and picked up his first loss of the season, running his record to 3 and 1. Manager Mark Clark was the â�?�?Budlight Player of the Gameâ�? with a stellar defensive performance in right field. In game two the gritty Greysox took on the BlueJays of Crofton. This time the home team prevailed over the Greysox in another seven inning contest that went two extra innings. Taking the loss for the Sox was the trusty right-hander Ryan Baedke. The â�?�?Budlight Player of the Gameâ�? was awarded to the Greysox first baseman Chad Lavin for turning in a couple of defensive jems. The Vermillion Greysox dropped their third game in a row on Tuesday May 20, to the Irene Cardinals. The Cardinals scored ten runs on six hits as the Greysox had an unfortunate night in the field. Wes Lyngstadt was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored to lead the Irene offense and Pat Sees picked up the win for our neighbors from the north. The Greysox were lead on offense by Chad Lavin who went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and Brandon White who was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and some good fielding at first base, to earn him â�?�?Budlight Player of the Gameâ�? honors. Rusty Jensen struck out nine Cardinals, and pitched a complete game in route to taking the second loss of the season, running his record to three and two. Just a reminder that May 31 is â�?�?Baseball Day in Vermillionâ�? This is a fundraiser for the Vermillion Youth Baseball Association. A quadruple header is slated with the first game to be at noon. In the first game Vermillion VFW 13 and 14 take on Lennox VFW 13 and 14. In the second game the Vermillion VFW 15 and 16 take on Lennox 15 and 16 and that game starts at 2:30 p.m. The five oâ�?�?clock game pits Vermillion Post 1 Legion against their rivals from Lennox Legion Post. In the night cap the Vermillion Greysox collide with familiar foe the Crofton BlueJays. And that game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Your support means a lot to these players, so lets get out to Prentis Park for some baseball, hotdogs and other goodies. One more thing all youth baseball players get in free when they wear their jerseys. We all hope to see you out at the ball park.

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