season opener 12-2 By Parker Knox
Sportswriter A three-run first inning propelled Vermillion to a strong 12-2 win over Beresford in the home opener which was shortened to five innings due to the 10-run rule. The Tanagers, now 2-0, will play at Dakota Valley at 5 p.m. Friday. The contest was originally scheduled for Vermillion but has been moved due to the inavailability of lights at Prentis Park this week. Another schedule change will find the Tanagers at home Sunday at 1 p.m. against Yankton, a team they defeated two weeks ago 9-4. An earlier scheduled game against Lake Andes has been canceled because that club has folded for the season. Starting pitcher JR Moore picked up Sunday's win with a four-inning performance during which he allowed only one unearned run while fanning three, walking only one and allowing six hits. Grant Lueders threw the fifth inning, allowing one earned run and three hits while striking out two. Vermillion grabbed the early lead with a two-run triple off Cory Taggart's bat in the first inning. Kyle Nemec drove in another tally for a 3-0 Tanager lead. Andrew Eidem poked a two-run single in the second. The Tanagers took advantage of five walks in the third by Beresford's Eric Dokken. By the time the inning ended Vermillion had added four runs with Tyler Johnson contributing a single and Brian Hansen a two-run single. VHS added three more runs in the fifth, the last three crossing the plate on walks. Nemec finished the day going 1-for-1 with two RBIs. Taggart was 1-for-2 with his two-run triple, Moore had a double going 1-for-2, and Eidem was also 1-for-2 with two runs batted in. Vermillion's JVs now stand at 1-1 after Sunday's 2-1 win over Beresford.