Tanagers split baseball double header

Tanagers split baseball double header
The VHS Tanager varsity faced the Parkston "Trojans" and the Winner "Warriors" in a scheduled day-night double header on Monday, April 2 (Easter Holiday), at Prentis Park in Vermillion.

In the game versus Parkston, Alex Schaack started on the mound and went three innings giving up 11 runs on 10 hits, recording one Ks and two walks. He was relieved by Ryan Angelo who pitched three innings, walking one, recording five hits, and four runs. Schaack was charged with the loss.

Line scores; Tanagers – 5 R, 13 H, 4 E, 8 LOB; Trojans – 15 R, 15H, 0 E, 7 LOB

Vermillion's offense was lead by Kyle Neemec – two for three, one run, three RBIs. Reid Meirkort went two for four, one run, one RBI; CJ Haakinson – one for three, one RBI; Eric McPherson – three for three, one run, one RBI; and Corey Taggart – two for four, one run.

Next, the Tanagers faced the "Warriors" in a 16-1 'laffer' in a three inning shortened by the Mercy rule. Pitcher Zach Weiss pitched a one run, one hit gem, registering four Ks while walking two. Weiss also went one for two at bats, one RBI, and scored a run. Reid Meirkort was one for two, one run, two RBIs; Kyle Nemec went one for three, two runs, two RBIs; Jeff Donnelly – two for two, three runs, two RBIs; Bobby Dykstra – one for two, two runs, one RBI; Ryan Gilbertson – one for two, two runs, two RBI's; Corey Taggart – two runs, three walks, one RBI; Eric McPherson – two for two, two runs, one RBI; Paul Hammond reached the bag twice on balls and scored a run.

Line score: Tanagers – 16 R, 9H, 2 E, 4 LOB; Warriors – 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 4 LOB

With a 3-1 record, the Tanagers traveled to Lake Andes on Sunday, April 15.

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