A three-game winning streak by the Vermillion Grey Sox ended last week when the Sox dropped a pair of games which were similar in that the team couldn't muster much offense.
The Akron Rebels dealt the Grey Sox a 4-1 State Line League loss at Prentis Park last Wednesday. Winning pitcher Derrick Appley and reliever Tyler Stuerman, who picked up the save, held the Sox to seven hits, two by Cory Taggart and two by Cody Schreiber.
Michael Kendall allowed only seven hits to the Rebels in seven innings on the mound, but they strung enough of them together to score once in the third, twice in the sixth and once in the seventh. The Grey Sox got their only run in the bottom of the ninth.
On Friday the Grey Sox were held to three hits by Kasey Neumann of the Red Sox in his 7-0 pitching victory. Neumann struck out 15 Grey Sox batters. Tim Ross was losing pitcher.
Three runs in the first inning were all that Neumann needed, but his team got him two more each in the fourth and seventh innings.
A Grey Sox game at Garretson scheduled for Sunday was forfeited by the Garretson club.