A three-run inside-the-park home run by Brett Korn and lights-out relief pitching by Ryan Schuster and Jayce Huska lifted Vermillion's 13-14 Teeners to a come-from-behind 11-3 win over Canton at Prentis Park Monday night.
Canton had taken a first-inning lead with three runs on three hits and two Vermillion errors. A hit batter and an infield error put Canton's first two batters of the second inning on base as well. That's when Schuster was brought in from right field to take charge on the mound.
After walking the first man he faced to load the bases with nobody out, Schuster went on cruise control. He struck out four of his first five batters, retired 10 in a row and allowed only one base runner as he pitched through the fifth inning.
Huska came in to finish the game in the final inning, the sixth. He walked his first man, then struck out the side to end the game with a flourish.
Meanwhile, the offense tied the game with a three-run second. Singles by Regan Bye and Jay Munger and a costly infielder's error led to Korn's RBI single to deadlock the score.
Vermillion went ahead to stay with two runs in the third, one scoring on a wild pitch and the other on Munger's hit. Jacob Odens drove in Vermillion's sixth run in the fourth.
A leadoff double by Seth Heine ignited a five-run fifth. A walk, a Seth Miller basehit and another walk set the table for Korn, who unloaded with a blast to the base of the left-field wall for his round-tripper, giving him four RBIs for the night.
The 13-14 Teeners, coached by Jason Huska, are next scheduled at home on Monday, June 15, at 6 and 8 p.m. against Dakota Valley.