This week in Greysox Baseball By: Joe "MOJO" Reiser The Vermillion Greysox ran their record to 4 and 0 against the Lennox Poets May 7 in an 18-8 eight inning game. The Greysox were lead on offense by catcher Ryan Bak. Bak crushed his third and fourth home runs of the season. Each homer was a three-run blast â�?�? the first going over the left field fence in the first inning to give the Greysox a 3-0 lead. The second was launched out to center and rattled some trees in other parts of Prentis Park. For the game the trusty backstop (Bak) was 6 for 6 with 6 RBIs, and of course the previously mentioned homers, and threw out the only Poet that tried to steal second base. â�?�?Itâ�?�?s great to see pitches and get base hits. I was lucky to get a couple of pitches that were in my favorite hitting zone,â�? mused the lanky catcher. Other Greysox chipping in on offense were Jason Dietrich with a homer to lead off the seventh inning and Nick Mayer, who was 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs and two runs scored. Also helping the offense were Ben Oberle, 3 for 5 hitting, 4 runs scored and 2 stolen bases, and Ryan Baedke, 2 for 5 hitting with 3 runs scored. Rusty Jensen was the winning pitcher with the complete game victory. Jensen runs his season record to 3 and 0. The pitching performance was aided by three double plays, two of which ended innings two and six. The Lennox Poets mounted an offensive in the fourth inning when they sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven runs. For the Poets Brad Javers took the loss. The â�?�?Budlight Player of the Gameâ�? was awarded toâ�?¦ yes, you guessed itâ�?¦ Ryan Bak. The Greysox teamâ�?�?s next action will be in Crofton, NE for a double header on Saturday, May 10 against teams yet to be decided. And in closing, this writer would like to encourage everyone to get out and support their local baseball teams. The play and players are very interesting. Remember â�?�?Baseball Day in Vermillionâ�? happens on May 31 with a number of your local teams in action at Prentis Park. Times and teams will be in my next report.
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