Red Sox season is heating up By Parker Knox
Sportswriter With the arrival of warm weather this week also came the entrance of the Vermillion Red Sox into the hot portion of their baseball schedule. Though Sundayâ�?�?s scheduled intracity matchup against the Grey Sox was postponed due to a shortage of available players, the Red Sox still faced a stretch of six games within a two-week period, starting Wednesday at Elk Point and continuing Thursday against the Saints in Sioux City. The Red Sox will be at Akron at 2 p.m. Sunday and at Garretson at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11. The next home game at Prentis Park will be against the Saints at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13. Last week the Red Sox lost their home opener to the Renner Roadrunners, 11-6, moving them to a 1-2 record�? on the young season. The Red Sox fell behind 6-0 through 4 1/2 innings.�? While they cut that lead in half in the bottom of the fifth, they could never come any closer, and Renner put the game out of sight with a single run in the sixth and four more in the seventh. A two-run double by Matt Zimmer got Renner off and running against starter Jared Heidesch. In the fourth�? against middle reliever Tyler Tasker, the Roadrunners scored once on an infield error and another on a hit by Bret Vanden Bosch.�? A two-run single by pitcher Tyler Pierson in the fifth enlarged the Vermillion deficit to 6-0. By means of a leadoff walk and four singles, the Red Sox inched to within 6-3 in the fifth. A wild pitch let in one run, and Robin Chute and�? Colby Lessmann each drove in a run with a hit. Zimmerâ�?�?s single in the sixth plated his third RBI of the day. A two-run double by Ryan Kessinger was the most damaging blow in a four-run Renner seventh that included two Red Sox infield errors. Needing eight runs just to tie in the bottom of the ninth, the Red Sox got started on a rally. A hit batsman, a walk, a single by Lessmann and a double by Jim McNaughton accounted for three runs before Josh Berges, the third Roadrunner reliever, shut the door. McNaughton had two singles to go along with his double, and�? Josh Malenosky had two hits.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article