Red Sox pitchersâ�?�? arms too strong for opponents By Parker Knox
Sports Writer The Vermillion Red Sox continued to see their starting pitchers go deep into the game last week, and that durability twice translated into Red Sox victories. Manager Kirk Sorensonâ�?�?s club improved its record to 13-4 with a 6-3 win over the Vermillion Grey Sox and a 13-3 triumph in eight innings over Elk Point. Jared Heidesch went seven strong innings in the intra-city game Wednesday, then Brad Donovan came to the mound to finish the job in relief. Curt Truhe contributed three doubles for the Red Sox.�? Jim McNaughton chipped in with a pair of doubles as well as a single to pace the winnersâ�?�? offense. Against Elk Point in a Sunday home game, Tyler Tasker hurled a complete-game five-hitter, striking out seven while walking none. Robin Chute poked a three-run home run and a double.�? McNaughtonâ�?�?s bat stayed warm with two doubles and a single, and Dan Hansen contributed a pair of hits. The Red Sox will be home in Prentis Park at 2 p.m. Sunday against Garretson.�? Before that, however, they play the Sioux Falls Saints at the unusual starting time of 11 p.m. tonight (Friday) at the Birdcage in Sioux Falls following the Canariesâ�?�? game. The Red Sox-Saints contest will kick off a marathon 48-hour baseball weekend there. Sorenson said earlier this week he was trying to schedule another game or two for next week to fill in the gap until regional tournament play begins July 29.�? Fans should check the Red Sox Web site at www.ballcharts.com/vermillionredsox for updates to the schedule.