Teeners continue their winning ways The Vermillion 13-14 year old teener team went four and one for the week of July 11.
On Monday, Vermillion defeated Dakota Valley 18-11 in a seven-inning marathon. Vermillion scored 12 runs in its first two at bats but due to a poor defensive effort they allowed nine Dakota Valley runs in the first two innings on five walks, a hit batter, and five errors. The second game of the night was canceled due to darkness.
The Yankton Lakers and Vermillion met in the opening game of the Lakers Teener Tournament at Riverside Park in Yankton Friday evening. Vermillion trailed 2-0 after two innings and had a chance to put some pressure on the Lakers but failed to score in the third leaving the bases loaded. Yankton added one in the third and then four more in the fourth on three hits and three errors on the Vermillion squad. Vermillion tallied two runs in the fifth but allowed the Lakers to get one back on a hit batter and two errors in the bottom of the fifth. Vermillion scored one in their final at bat while leaving two on base for a final score of 8-3.
Saturday found Vermillion meeting the Yankton Reds at 10 a.m. After two scoreless innings Vermillion broke lose in the third scoring 10 runs. Vermillion added one run in the fourth wile holding Yankton scoreless to end the game in four innings by a 11-0 score.
Game three found Vermillion needing a win against the Sioux City Crusaders to have any chance of getting into the championship game. Vermillion got off to a shaky start as they allowed three runs in the first on a walk, a hit batter and two errors while only giving up one hit for a single. The Saders still held a 3-0 lead after the second, but then Vermillion plotted three runs of their own in the top of the third while the defense rally stepped up and started making the plays. After the first inning Vermillion retired 10 of 15 batters. In the top of the sixth Vermillion added two runs and took a 5-3 victory.
The Yankton Lakers lost on Saturday 3-1 to the Saders which created a three-way tie for determining which two teams would get to play for the championship. The first tie breaker was runs allowed which the Lakers allowing six, Saders 6, and Vermillion 11. This sent Vermillion to the 3rd place game where they downed the Reds for a second time by a 9-3 score. In the championship game the Saders had no problems with the Lakers defeating them by a 12-2 score in five innings.
Vermillion traveled to Lennox on Monday evening for a double header. In the first game Vermillion scored four in the second and then added six more in the fourth while retiring 12 of the 16 Lennox batters. The final was 10-0 in four innings. Vermillion won game two by a 12-1 score in three innings.
Vermillion is at Alcester on Thursday and then Worthing on Saturday. Vermillion�s record is 36-7.