Vermillion 12 & under wins tourney

The Vermillion 12 & under boys travel baseball team went to Okiboji on June 4-5 to play in the weekend tournament. With their bats blazing and a solid performance on the pitching mound, the Vermillion boys came away with a 15-0 victory over Sioux Center in the opener.

Members of the Vermillion 12 and Under baseball team are (back) Nate Robertson, Riley Peters, Carter Kratz, Billy Mount, Hunter Christopherson, Cole Anderson and (front) Sam Jensen, Riley Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Kyle Seibel and Logan Peterson.

In the nightcap on Saturday against Estherville-Lincoln-Central, the Vermillion team managed to scratch out a 3-2 victory. The two early round victories gave the V-town boys the No. 1 seed entering the championship round. In the Sunday afternoon matchup, Vermillion managed to pick up a 11-7 victory over the Sioux Falls Red Sox to set up the championship game against the South Sioux City Pinstripes.

The Pinstripes beat the Vermillion team earlier in the season by one run at the Dome Classic on Saturday, April 30. In the rematch at Okiboji, a see-saw battle took place in the early innings, but later on Vermillion broke open the game and claimed a 7-1 victory over the Pinstripes to bring home the championship trophy.

Head coach of the Vermillion team is Jeff Kratz.

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