Outstanding pitching leads Vermillion to weekend wins By Parker Knox
Sports Writer Spectacular pitching efforts by sisters Lizzy and Jenny Bye lifted Vermillionâ�?�?s varsity softball team to a pair of wins in Yankton Sunday. Lizzy Bye threw a seven-inning two-hitter, struck out 11 and walked none�? in a 5-0 victory over Milford, IA.�? Kayla Munger and Ashley Ouellette were 2-for-3 at bat, and Megan Chickering and Bri Brinkmann were 1-for-2.�? Ouellette and Chickering each drove in two runs. â�?�?The girls played a very good game, hitting the ball well with aggressive base-running,â�? noted Coach Lori Jerred. The later game found Vermillion staging a come-from-behind 6-5 win over West Central. Down 4-1 after two innings, Vermillion combined timely hits and a Jenny Bye home run to rally for an important win. Bye struck out 13 batters in seven innings on the mound. Munger contributed two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Jenny Bye plated two runs with her homer. Brinkmann, Donica Crichton, Ouellette and Chickering each singled. After playing in the Lennox tournament Saturday along with Sioux Falls Roosevelt teams, the Vermillion girls will return to the USD complex for Sunday action starting at 12:30 p.m.�? The varsity will host Yankton and Brookings while the JVs play Yankton and Elk Point-Jefferson. .Cory Taggart and Womack had two hits apiece at the plate with Jason Rasmussen, Tyler Johnson and Grant Lueders each registering a base hit.