Vermillion Teeners are 6-5 after 11 game stretch

Vermillion Teeners are 6-5 after 11 game stretch
The Vermillion 15-16 Teeners went 6-5 over a 11 game stretch, but won four of the last five after a rough start.

Missouri Valley was the host for a Saturday double header in which Vermillion dropped the first game by a score of 7-6 and won the second by a 13-0 score.

Vermillion then traveled to Elk Point where they again split a double header. The Teeners dropped game one in a pitchers dual by a score of 2-1. Vermillion would shut out Elk Point in the night cap by a 8-0 score. The pitching was a real bright spot for the Teeners but their bats have to get more consistent. Elk Point was only able to get five hits in the double header and in game two Vermillion turned its first triple play of the year.

Sioux Falls Central hosted the Teeners for another doubleheader at Harmond Park in Sioux Falls. Game one was close through five and one-half as Vermillion trailed 6-2, but Sioux Falls plated six runs in the bottom half to end the game 12-2. Vermillion held a 5-1 lead in game two but let the game get away in the bottom of the fourth as Sioux Falls scored six runs to take a 7-5 lead. The final was Sioux Falls 9, Vermillion 5.

Vermillion was finally at home for a double header against Lennox on July 20 and took charge early in both games. Vermillion won the opening game by a 16-0 score after five innings. The second game found the Teeners jumping out sending 24 players to bat in the first three innings and scoring 10 runs. The final was Vermillion 11, Lennox 0.

Scotland and the Yankton Black Sox came to town on July 22. Scotland would be Vermillion's first opponent of the day. The Teeners jumped out early scoring six runs in the first two innings in route to a 9-4 win. The Black Sox and Vermillion battled in the second game of the day with Vermillion winning in extra innings by a 4-3 score. Vermillion took a 3-1 lead into the last inning but Yankton was able to score two runs to force the extra innings.

In the third game of the day, Vermillion again played Yankton and after two complete innings the game was tied at 3. Yankton scored three runs in the third while Vermillion could only get one across to trail 6-4 heading to the fourth.

Yankton would get six singles, four walks, and a double to add seven more runs. Yankton was held in check the rest of the way but Vermillion could only score three more runs to make the final Yankton 13, Vermillion 7.

Vermillion concludes its regular season this week. It played a double header at Elk Point July 26, and host with Beresford July 29. Vermillon hosts Regionals on Aug. 3, 5 and 6. Vermillion will play Parkston at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3.

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