This Week in Greysox Baseball

This Week in Greysox Baseball By: Joe 'MoJoe' Reiser The Vermillion Greysox ran their record to 6 wins and 5 losses with a 7 to 6 win over a much improved Elk Point Stag baseball team in Elk Point on June 11.�? It was an overcast evening with storms all around but the weatherman did a great job of holding off the impending storms. The Elk Point baseball field was truly a picturesque�? setting for a solid competition. Winning pitcher Brandon White tossed a complete game, allowed eight hits, seven runs and struck out eleven Stag victims. White gave up the bulk of the Stag hits and runs in the second and fourth innings. In the second, after striking out the first batter (frozen like an ice sculpture) on a nasty slider, the lanky right-hander walked a batter, then hit a batter and followed with a fastball left up and in the middle of the plate. Stag batter Stanley Livingston drove the cherry offering over the left field fence to give his team a three run lead. This would be the only hit for Livingston for the rest of the game. â�?�?I left that pitch up and in a place where he could hit it out. Itâ�?�?s the price you pay for leaving a pitch up in the zone.â�? commented White. In the fourth the â�?�?B.Whiteâ�?, as his team mates call him, gave up a couple of hits a walk which lead to the other three runs for Elk Point. White also struck out two batters and made a fine running catch to record all three of the Greysox defensive outs in the fourth. After the fifth a stellar defense would retire Elk Point ,one ,two,three for the rest of the game. On a defensive note, the Greysox recorded only one ground ball out for the game when second baseman Aaron Baedke snagged a hot shot and threw over to first baseman Travis Taggart to retire Stag pitcher Elvis Docken. Docken was tagged with the loss for Elk Point. On the offensive for the Greysox , Ryan Baedke, who filled in at catcher and did a exceptional job, had a double, a single ,and two runs scored. Third baseman Chad Lavin reached base on two singles and a rare double, scored a run and knocked in one RBI for the Sox. Aaron Baedke reached base three times, scoring twice and driving in two on the way to sharing â�?�?The Budlight Player of the Gameâ�? with Brandon White.�? �? �? �? �? �?  The Greysox next action take them on the road for three games. June 18 squaring off with the Vermillion Redsox at Prentis Park, with the game starting at 7:30 p.m. Next Sunday, June 22, the Greysox road show moves on to Akron, IA for a heated battle with the rival Rebels of Akron in a State Line League tilt. And hitting the road to Sioux City to clash with the Pilots, in a 7 p.m. game scheduled for Thursday June 26. The Greysox also had a fund raising event at The Bluffs Golf Club on Saturday, June 14. It was a four person scramble format in which many tremendous shots were made and some low scores were recorded. A sixteen under par score of 56 was recorded by team members Jamie Baedke, Ryan Baedke, Brandon White and team MVP Dave White. â�?�?It was a great competition with a lot of great teams and it was for a good cause.â�? commented Dave White. This was a no holds barred throw down match which in some cases pitted brother against brother and families against other families. I jest folks, this was a very nice and competitive event held on a beautiful golf course and on a gorgeous South Dakota day. For those of you who are hesitating, get out and see The Bluffs Golf Club. Itâ�?�?s a chance to see one of the best golf clubs in the state and I am sure you will have a great time.

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