The Vermillion Grey Sox amateur baseball team will take the holiday weekend off before hosting the Akron Rebels next Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in State Line League action.
The Sox squeezed in a pair of games last week between rain storms, winning them both to improve their record to 5-3, pending a game this past Wednesday at Canton.
The Grey Sox won a 17-1 league game over the Dakota Valley Pilots, the contest ending after six innings because of the 15-run rule. Vermillion scored in five of the six innings, including a five-run second and a six-run third to establish their comfortable advantage early.
Cody Schreiber controlled the Pilots from the mound, striking out 10 in his six innings of work. He also was a terror as a batter, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and seven runs batted in. Tim Ross also contributed a home run among his four RBIs.
On Sunday the Grey Sox trailed the Renner Oldtimers from the outset when the visitors scored twice in the top of the first. They remained on the short end of the score into the bottom of the eighth when a six-run outburst erased a 6-4 deficit. Renner got one run back in the top of the ninth, but that was all as the Sox prevailed, 10-7.
Kyle Nemec was winning pitcher for Vermillion. Tim Ross had two doubles, and Travis Lee swatted a double to lead the Sox hitters.
The Grey Sox began a once-postponed game against the Elk Point Stags later Sunday afternoon, but the game was weathered out when a rain and lightning storm swamped Vermillion.