Sudden shower forced postponement for Red Sox By Parker Knox
Sportswriter A game at Elk Point on Wednesday night will be the next action for the Vermillion Red Sox, who split a pair of games last week. A sudden shower an hour before Sunday's scheduled home contest against the Akron Rebels left the Prentis Park diamond unplayable and forced postponement of the game even though the weather quickly cleared. The Red Sox demolished Canton, 15-2, last week, pounding out 12 hits and taking advantage of five Canton errors. Justin Beebe, Colby Lessmann and Ben Oberle all hit doubles for the Sox. Beebe scored four times and drove in three runs. Lessmann, Robin Chute and Cody Davis all scored three times. Kenny Longman, who is 52 years old, was starting and winning pitcher for the Sox. He pitched five innings, allowing two runs and three hits while striking out seven. Kasey Neumann came in in relief in the sixth. Though the highly-regarded Renner Roadrunners managed only four hits off Red Sox pitching, the Renner club still defeated Vermillion, 5-2. The Red Sox, too, had only four hits. Tom Allesio threw six innings and Brad Donovan the final three stanzas for the Red Sox, whose record stood at 7-4 as this week began.