Sunshine League Wrapup: Vermeulen near perfect for AngelsMOUNT VERNON — Trever Vermeulen was almost perfect, allowing one walk in a no-hitter as Alexandria defeated Mount Vernon 7-0 in Sunshine League amateur baseball action Sunday in Mount Vernon.
By: Kevin Pottebaum, The Daily Republic
MOUNT VERNON — Trever Vermeulen was almost perfect, allowing one walk in a no-hitter as Alexandria defeated Mount Vernon 7-0 in Sunshine League amateur baseball action Sunday in Mount Vernon.
“I felt I got squeezed,” Vermeulen, a Mitchell native, said in regards to his lone walk in the seventh inning, “but it comes with the game. It’s not that big of a deal and it doesn’t bother me too much.”
Vermeulen’s only walk came to college teammate Brett Young. The two played together at South Dakota State University.
Vermeulen recorded 16 strikeouts and said he was thinking about achieving his first no-hitter by the sixth inning.
“I was thinking about it a lot and I’m a superstitious person, so I thought I was jinxing myself,” he said.
Pierce Smith finished the game 4-for-5 for the Angels while John Greicar and Chris Marek each recorded two hits. Marek connected on a home run in the contest.
The win marked the second of the weekend for the Angels, who defeated Garretson 12-2 Saturday in Mitchell. Marek was the winning pitcher in that game.
Zach London suffered the loss for Mount Vernon Sunday, allowed seven runs on 12 hits in seven innings.
Alexandria improved to 9-1 in league play and takes on the Parkston Mudcats at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Alexandria.
Mount Vernon’s next league game is against Mitchell at 8 p.m. Friday in Mitchell.
Mitchell Mad Dogs 6
EMERY — Matt Luckey and Jason Schmidt led Dimock/Emery past the Mitchell Mad Dogs 13-6 Sunday in Sunshine League amateur baseball action.
Luckey earned the win on the mound, throwing five-plus innings. He allowed six hits, six runs — all of which were earned — four walks and he struck out one. Phil Johnson threw two scoreless innings in relief. He struck out one.
Schmidt pitched the final two innings and struck out four. Schmidt also had four hits at the plate. He added three RBIs, a double and a two-run home run.
Gary Earl had two doubles and three RBIs and Doug Sudbeck had three hits and two RBIs.
Mitchell’s Jamie Huber took the loss. He threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing nine runs. Alex Loes had two hits for the Mad Dogs, who finished with seven hits.
Dimock/Emery (8-10 overall, 7-2 Sunshine League) plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Parkston against the Rock Bass. The Mad Dogs host Mount Vernon at 8 p.m. Friday at Cadwell Park.
Parkston Bullheads 4
PLATTE — The Platte Killer Tomatoes downed the Parkston Bullheads 9-4 Sunday in Sunshine League amateur baseball action in Platte.
Audie Kuipers picked up the victory on the mound with a complete-game effort. He struck out five hitters.
Kuipers helped his own cause with two hits and two RBIs in the game. Jerod Meyerink and Casey Hegge each added two hits for Platte. Meyerink has three RBIs while Hegge drove in one.
Eric Norden suffered the loss on the mound for the Bullheads, who were led offensively by Barry Behrend and Bill Sudbeck with two hits each.
Platte improved its record to 4-7 overall and 3-5 in league play and takes on Harrisburg Friday in Harrisburg.
The Killer Tomatoes’ next league game comes against Dimock/Emery at 7 p.m. Sunday in Platte.
The Bullheads’ next league game is against another Parkston team — the Mudcats. That game is set for 2 p.m. Sunday in Parkston.
Parkston Mudcats 15,
PARKSTON — Six Parkston Mudcats players had multiple hits as the team cruised to a 15-0 Sunshine League amateur baseball game win over Corsica/Stickney Sunday in Parkston.
Roger Elbrecht recorded three hits while Jeff Harris, Matt Malloy, Pat Harris, Brady Nolz and Beau Behrend all hit safely twice for the Mudcats.
Trevor Arnold got the win on the mound, throwing all six innings and allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out six.
Luke Bamberg took the loss for the Jags, allowing nine runs on six hits and six walks through 3 1/3. He struck out one.
The win improved Parkston to 12-3 overall and 8-1 in league play. The Mudcats’ next game is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when they travel to Freeman.
Corsica/Stickney doesn’t play a league game until June 28 when it face Mount Vernon at 8 p.m. in Mount Vernon.