The Vermillion Red Sox gave Nick Weider a comfortable early cushion Sunday with a six-run first inning, and they never looked back as Weider cruised to a complete-game two-hit shutout.
The Red Sox won 10-0 over the Larchwood Diamonds in a game shortened to seven innings by a 10-run rule.
Weider allowed only two singles and walked three while striking out six. The only other Diamond baserunner reached on an error, and only one runner reached third base in the game.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox pounced on Larchwood starter Evan Grotewold with three hits in the first inning. To compound his woes, Grotewold walked four in that inning. Vermillion added two tallies in the third and one each in the fourth and fifth to reach the magic 10-run plateau.
Dan Hansen and Chuck Benz had three hits apiece and A.J. Stariet two. Benz drove in three runs and Hansen two while Stariet, Cody Aughton, Jon Merrigan and Ryan Frailey each had an RBI.
The Red Sox are scheduled against the Sioux City Saints at home next Wednesday night.