Both the 10U and 12U baseball teams did not allow any hits on May 5 on their way to their first victories of the season.
Vermillion 10U - 6 Yankton - 2
The 10U Tanagers got strong efforts from starter Emerson Jarchow and Kellen Beach in relief as they combined for the no-hitter in route to a 6-2 victory over Yankton last Wednesday.
Jarchow struck-out four during his two innings of work. He also allowed the only two runs for Yankton due to a few timely walks.
In the third, Beach came in and slammed the door shut, collecting five strike-outs and only allowing one walk in his two innings on the hill.
Jarchow and Beach both lead the team in strikeouts this season with Jarchow now at a team high 13 and Beach right behind with 10.
Vermillion would scatter four hits all game. Sam Vitt, Kole Larson, Sawyer Lee and Grayson Jacobs all earned hits on the evening. Larson and Lee led the Tanagers with two RBI each.
Vitt has been a solid hitter throughout the first four games, boasting a .571 batting average. Larson is not far behind with a .429 average while collecting four RBI during the year so far.
After the game, Coach Nate Jarchow said “Glad the boys could get a win tonight. We are a young squad and we have come up a little short in a couple games this season but it is fun to see their hard work and positive attitudes regardless of the outcome”.
The Vermillion 10U squad which is 1-3 on the year, will host Yankton in a rematch on Thursday May 13 at Barstow Park. Game time is set for 6:15pm.
Vermillion 12U – 17 Centerville - 1
On the same evening, the 12U Vermillion team headed north to Centerville and shut down the Tornadoes 17-1 in a five inning contest. Three Vermillion pitchers combined for the no-hitter.
Teddy Nesmith got the start and earned the win with two solid innings of pitching. Nesmith struck out five and did not allow a walk. The lone Centerville run came in the first and was unearned.
Jackson Beacom followed Nesmith on the hill with a solid relief effort. He also struck-out five batters and walked just one.
In a cold fifth inning, Matthew Roob came in and kept the no-hit bid in-tact with two strikeouts to close out the game.
Vermillion smacked 13 hits on a very windy evening, with Grant Roerig and Cooper Reiser leading the way with three each. Reiser also had four RBI on the evening.
Reiser is also the team leader early in the year with five RBI and holds a team best .600 batting average.
Nolan Nygren hit safely twice, adding two singles to Vermillion’s total. Ryne Chapman, Rylan Moran, Padraig Fulton, Nesmith and Beacom all added a hit apiece.
Up next for the Vermillion 12U team (1-2-1 on the year so far) is a trip to Dakota Valley on Thursday, May 13th. Followed up quickly by a Sunday afternoon visit to Yankton on May 16th where they will play Yankton, Dakota Valley and Norfolk, Neb.
Both 10U and 12U will host the Vermillion Classic at the USD Softball Complex on May 22nd.