Vermillion 15-16 Teener team round-up

Vermillion 15-16 Teener team round-up
The defending state champions of the 15-16 year old Teeners would be Vermillion's opponent for four games to end the month of June. Parkston, returning all but a couple players from last year's squad and filling the spots with players from the state runners up in the 13-14 year old division, would come into town undefeated on the season.

Parkston won the first game 8-2 as Vermillion had a disastrous third inning allowing seven runs to score on a walk, hit batter and three errors. The second game was scoreless through three innings, but in the fourth Parkston scored four runs, taking advantage of two Vermillion errors. Vermillion held Parkston in check the rest of the way for a final score of 4-0.

Vermillion traveled to Parkston on June 30 for a double header. Vermillion held a 5-2 lead, entering the bottom of the fifth when Parkston would use two errors to their advantage to score three and tie the game up. Parkston would eventually win 6-5 in extra innings.

Game two found Vermillion getting off to a poor start, giving up four runs in the first two innings before settling down. Vermillion had cut the lead to 4-2, heading to the bottom of the fourth, but Parkston added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, while Vermillion could manage only one more run for a final score of Parkston 6, Vermillion 3.

Vermillion hosted Elk Point for a single game at Prentis Park on July 6 and came away with a 6-1 victory. Vermillion jumped out early, scoring five of their runs in their first three at bats.

Wagner and Dakota Valley came to town on July 8 for a round robin. Vermillion's first opponent was Wagner and it was a close game through four innings as Vermillion held a 3-0 lead, but they broke it open in the fifth, scoring four runs and then adding five more in the sixth to end the game by the 10 run rule at 12-2.

Vermillion got off to a poor start against Dakota Valley as they allowed seven runs to score in the first two innings on three hit batters and two errors. Vermillion battled back to get within 7-5 after five innings, but left five men on base in the last two innings while Dakota Valley scored twice for a final score of 9-5.

On July 9 Norfolk traveled to Vermillion for a double header. The game was close throughout as Norfolk led 4-2 after four innings and then added single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Vermillion scored three runs and left two runners on base in their last three at bats for a final score of Norfolk 7, Vermillion 5.

In the final game Vermillion scored two in the second, five in the fourth and then added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings for their first victory over Norfolk in four tries. The final was Vermillion 9, Norfolk 6.

Vermillion travels to Missouri Valley for a double header on July 15, Elk Point July 17, and Sioux Falls Central July 19, before hosting Lennox on July 20 and Scotland and Yankton on July 22. Season record is 17-14.

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