Vermillion's 15-16 Teeners split a doubleheader against Irene-Viborg in Irene Monday night, winning the varsity game 14-1 before losing the nightcap 3-0.
Regan Bye picked up the pitching win in the opener, striking out seven and walking four in the four-inning game. He gave up only two hits, a single in each of the third and fourth innings.
Vermillion scored three runs in the first inning, all on wild pitches, and another one in the second. Seth Miller and Colin Olson also had RBI hits in a four-run second. Jake Odens drove in a run with a hit in a two-run third.
Bye's fourth-inning single scored a run, followed by two-run hits off the bats of Jay Munger and Peter Haught. Bye and Odens each had two of Vermillion's eight hits.
In the "B" game Ethan James was the tough-luck losing pitcher as his offense could muster no runs. Ben Houser had three hits and James and Jacob Krier one hit each. Vermillion left the bases loaded in the first inning and stranded three other runners later in the five-inning contest.
Last Thursday at Tabor the Bon Homme team scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead in a 10-4 win over the Teeners. Jake Odens pitched for Vermillion. Colin Olson slugged a two-run home run, and Ty Iverson had two hits.
In the "B" game Bon Homme won 16-7. Justin Bendesky pitched for Vermillion. Seth Heine had an RBI triple and Seth Miller and RBI double.
The Teeners went 1-3 in South Sioux City's weekend tournament, but two of the losses were one-run affairs, starting with a 5-4 loss to Norfolk. Odens threw a complete game but was saddled with the loss. Jack Brown had a 3-for-3 day, including an RBi double, and scored twice.
Ryan Schuster was winning pitcher and Olson got a save in a 13-11 win over Pender. Heine went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs while Haught had three hits and scored three times.
A seven-run sixth lifted Elmwood-Murdock to a 13-12 win. Schuster was the losing pitcher. Haught had two hits and an RBI, Olson an RBI double and Munger two hits and two runs scored.
Vermillion played Pender again in the tourney's last game and lost 14-3. Schuster took the pitching loss. Iverson doubled home a run, and Heine had an RBI single.
The Teeners will be back in South Sioux City for another tournament this weekend, taking on Wisner-Pilger at 11:30 a.m. and Bennington at 2 p.m. On Sunday Vermillion will play Crofton at 9 a.m. and another game later in the day.