Beresford made it a bit too interesting in the ninth inning, but the Vermillion Grey Sox held on to the lead and defeated the visitors, 10-8, at Prentis Park Sunday.
The Grey Sox led by a large margin early but had to retire Beresford in the ninth with the bases loaded.
The Grey Sox will be at Akron to play the Rebels at 2 p.m. Sunday and will go to Beresford next Thursday at 7:30 p.m,.
The Irene Cardinals' bats were hot last Tuesday, dominating Grey Sox pitching for a 25-1 non-league victory at Prentis Park. The game ended after five innings.
A 14-run second inning put the game out of reach early as Grey Sox pitching struggled with control and allowed several extra-base hits. Jeremy Rempp and Adam Gale homered for Irene. Ryan Angelo started on the mound for Vermillion, followed by Reid Meierkort and Alex Schaack in the second inning and Brooks Little and Travis Lee in the fourth.