This week in Greysox Baseball

This week in Greysox Baseball By Joe â�?�?MOJOâ�? Reiser By Joe â�?�?MOJOâ�? Reiser 'The Vermillion Greysox season ended Wednesday Aug. 6. The scene was Mitchell at the South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Tourney. The Greysox took on the Cardinals of Irene. The teams battled mightily through the first five innings. Then the Greysox drew first blood as Chad Lavin singled and Ryan Baedke doubled. This put runners on second and third with no one out. Ryan Bak drew a walk and Aaron Baedke failed to move the runners around, but, catcher Jason Dietrich hit a hot shot to the shortstop which was too hot to handle and Lavin crossed the plate to make a mark for the Grey. An unfortunate double play sent the Sox back to the field for a defensive stand. That is when the proverbial fly flew into the ointment. A series of bleeder hits, walks, hit batters, wild pitches, past balls, unfortunate fielding plays and real hits ended in a six run inning for the Cards. The Greysox battled back scoring in the sixth and the seventh but wound up on the short end of the stick with a 9-3 loss. Rusty Jensen took the loss for the Vermillionaires. Pick up player Mike Pavel of Lesterville notched the win for Irene. Chad Lavin lead the offense with two singles and one run scored. Ryan Baedke had a double and a single. Jeff Gilbertson and Aaron Baedke both had doubles with Baedke scoring a run. That was about it for a very competitive team. Over all it was a good season. The Greysox were committed to a goal of reaching the state tourney and that was achieved. The highlight of the season was a 14-13 win over Larchwood, IA, to win the district championship. A title is one of those things that can never be doubted. A plaque will hang on the wall that reminds all of the players and fans that the Vermillion Greysox were indeed champions, and I was honored and pleased to be there to tell you readers about it.�?  Thanks for following the Greysox this season and we will see you out at the ball park next season.

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