Vermillion's first game of the high school baseball playoffs is scheduled for 5 p.m. today (Friday) at Beresford.
The winner of that contest will face the winner of the Dakota Valley-Bon Homme game for the Region 1B Eastern Division title and the right to advance to the overall regional title game against the Western Division winner. The eventual regional champion advances to the state semifinals on Memorial Day in Flandreau.
The Tanagers, taking the No. 3 seed into their game against the No. 2 Watchdogs, at least know they are capable of beating the power-hitting Beresford club. Vermillion took it to the 'Dogs by an 11-5 count early last week after Beresford won an earlier game by a 5-1 score.
Vermillion finished the abbreviated regular season with a 5-7 record with five other games cancelled because of weather conditions.