Vermillion O'Connor Construction wins Yankton softball invitational Vermillion's 18u softball team went to Yankton over the weekend and played in their invitational tournament. In the game, Vemillion defeated the Omaha Jaguars 18-1. Chandal Wohlfaurt went 4-4 with three singles and a double. Megan Kruse hit the ball well going 2-3 with a double and single. Pitching for Vermillion was Becky Bak who pitched a great game striking out four and giving up only two hits.
In the second game, Vermillion played Rapid City Mystics and squeezed one out beating Rapid 5-4. Bak was the winning pitcher striking out nine batters. Offensively for Vermillion, Alisha O'Connor and Brooke Nelson had some key hits for Vermillion.
In the night cap, Vermillion played Yankton Slumberland beating them 9-0 in five innings. Bak went 2-3 with a double and single. Nelson and Whitney Tolsma had nice hits for Vermillion.
Vermillion needed one win Sunday to put them in the championship game, but had to take on a good team from Yankton. Vermillion was up for the challenge beating Yankton Rage 11-1. Vermillion faced Jubilee Foods of Madison in the championship game. In the Yankton game, Wohlfaurt went 2-3 with two singles. Bak was 2-3 with a double and single and Tolsma had a nice triple. Bak pitched a no-hitter for Vermillion striking out nine.
In the championship game, Vermillion had to play a team from Madison which Vermillion lost to in the state tournament championship last year. Vermillion was pumped-up and ready to play beating Madison in a close game 2-1 in seven innings.
Pitching for Vermillion was Bak who pitched a great game with 12 strikeouts and one hit. Offensively for Vermillion, Tressa Olson was the key player scoring the winning run and going 2-3 with two singles. Defensively, Wohlfaurt made one of the best throws from a cutoff to left field to home plate, throwing a girl out which would have put Madison up 2-1.
In the last inning, Tolsma made a great catch on first forcing the runner on first to make a double play. Ending the game was a strikeout by Bak.
Congratulations to the Vermillion O'Connor Construction 18u fast pitch softball team on their victory.