VHS baseball notches another victory By Parker Knox
Sportswriter Another double-digit output by the offense and a near-perfect pitching performance made it an easy evening for Coach Jason Gault in the coaching box and another notch on their victory belt for the Vermillion High School baseball team. Starting with a four-run pop in the top of the first inning, the Tanagers scored in every inning but one in rolling to an 11-0 triumph at Dakota Valley last Tuesday. The Red and White's winning streak reached six while the season's record improved to 8-1 heading into a game this past Wednesday evening at Beresford. VHS takes a road trip to Freeman for a 2 p.m. game Sunday, then plays Dakota Valley for the third time in a Prentis Park contest at 5 p.m. Monday. Kyle Nemec was the starter and winner on the mound last week. He struck out six and walked only one, giving up no runs and no hits in four innings of duty. Grant Lueders in relief completed the six-inning game with two more shutout innings, fanning three, walking one and giving up the Panthers' lone basehit of the contest in the fifth. After posting a 4-0 lead in the first, Vermillion added single runs in the third and fourth innings, three in the fifth and two in the sixth. JR Moore had a four-RBI day and scored once himself while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Brian Hansen was 2-for-3 and Cory Taggart 2-for-2, and each drove in a run.
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