Vermillion 12 and under youth baseball team is off to a great start 12-4. The traveling team has won first place in the Canton Tourney by defeating Sioux Falls Tornadoes 8-6. They took second place in the Luvurne Minnesota tourney, losing the championship game 4-3 to Sioux Falls Avera.
Most recently the squad finished third place in the Mitchell Tourney by defeating the Mitchell Stars 12-2. The (Baby Birds) will be in action in Pipestone, MN on June 24 for the Pipestone Tourney. Strong pitching performances by Jake Hogan, William Mart, Tanner Settles and Collin Bertram have lead the way for the "Little Tanagers."
Excellent defense by Mitchell Brown, Tanner Anderson, Dylan Fischbach and Nathan Garret have also keyed the 12-4 start.
Some timely hitting by Caleb Miller and Chayse Meierkort as well as strong play by Thomas Walker and Shane Whittman have rounded out a great start for the Vermillion team.