Vermillion Reds extend winning streak Saturday

The Vermillion Reds stretched their winning streak to 10 Saturday with a twin trouncing of Canton, 12-1 and 10-0, at Prentis Park.

Earlier in the week the Reds won a pair at Dakota Valley over the Greys for the second time in the young season, this time prevailing 25-2 and 14-0.  The Reds scored 85 runs in their last six games through the Canton twinbill.

Billy Mount earned the pitching win in Saturday's opener, throwing five innings of one-run, four-hit ball while striking out seven and walking four.  Meanwhile, his teammates piled up 10 runs in the first three innings to pull away quickly.

Five walks and a wild pitch gave the Reds two easy first-inning runs.  Riley Peters' RBI single and a two-run triple by Carter Kratz highlighted a three-run second inning.  Kratz sent home two more runs with a third-inning hit, and Wyatt Markee also drove in two with a single as the Reds scored five times.

A two-run single by Hunter Christopherson ended the game in the sixth via the 10-run rule.

Brett Hansen went the distance on the mound in the three-inning nightcap, allowing only one Canton hit while fanning three and walking two.

The Reds pounced on Canton in the first inning, cashing in on a two-out error that opened the flood gates.  Four walks and a two-run hit by Nate Robertson were part of a six-run explosion.  In the third, five straight walks and several wild pitches gave the Reds three easy runs that again caused the 10-run rule to come into play.

Markee, Kratz and Robertson had the Reds' three hits in the shortened contest.

The Reds will host Beresford twice at the USD softball complex at 2 p.m. Saturday and play at Chancellor in a 6:30 twinbill next Wednesday.

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