Two runs in the top of the first inning in North Sioux City on Sunday afternoon were all the offensive output the Vermillion Grey Sox would need in cruising to a State Line League victory over Dakota Valley.
But just for good measure, the Grey Sox added five more runs in the second and six in the third. They tacked on four late runs for a 17-1 win in a contest that mercifully ended after six innings due to a 15-run mercy rule.
Cody Schreiber pitched the complete six innings, striking out 10. But talk about a pitcher helping his own cause! Schreiber as a hitter had two home runs among his 4-for-4 day at the plate and drove in seven runs. Tim Ross, who also homered, had four RBIs.
The Grey Sox record improved to 4-1 in the league and 4-3 overall heading into a Wednesday game against the Elk Point Stags. On Sunday the Grey Sox are slated for a 2 p.m. home doubleheader at Prentis Park against the Renner Oldtimers. Next Wednesday the Sox go to Canton.