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Let's Talk Baseball July 5 through 8

By Carson Herbert, 07/10/18, 6:45PM CDT

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13/14 West is 6-29-2 in their games played in the 2018 season. The team has 10 games left in the regular season with all games being a part of double headers against various teams around the state.

The fantastic four that features Kyler Miritello, Dexter Payne, Zander Grenz and Noah Goodroad have put up strong stats for the team with Miritello having an OPS of 1.110 and driving in 34 RBIs,Payne having 25 hits in his 71 plate appearences, Grenz is batting .291 and has scored 33 runs for the team and Goodroad batting .329 with four doubles.

July 5 vs. Vermillion

West opened up their post-Fourth of July part of their season on July 5 on the road against Vermillion for a night double header.  It was a disappointing night for West, who was defeated 15-0 in game 1 and then fell 12-1 in game 2.  Vermillion's pitching staff held West to just one hit in both games.

July 6 vs. Pierre

West returned to Sioux Falls the next day and battled Pierre for two games. The home team was victorious in game 1 as West earned a 6-2 win. Dexter Payne pitched five strong innings which included striking out seven and giving up just one earned run. Zander Grenz and Tyler Kindvall each collected two hits for West.  Pierre stormed back in game 2 by scoring 13 runs off of eight hits in West's 13-3 loss.

July 8 vs. East

A Sunday showdown with East was next for West on July 8 at Harmodon Park. East's seven-run inning was too much for West as they were held scoreless for the 4 1/2 innings played. A wild, high-scoring game ended the day for both teams as East defeated West to earn the double header sweep, 13-11. Noah Goodroad collected three RBIs off of two singles for West.