Vermillion 10U team took on the Yankton Bucks in a doubleheader last week in Yankton.

In game one, the Tanagers found themselves down early 5-3 but battled back to win a hard fought game 9-5. Luke Uhl was the winning pitcher throwing two scoreless innings and striking out two batters. Braxton “Lefty” Merideth closed things down for Vermillion throwing a scoreless final frame. Kellen Beach pitched two innings striking out four Bucks batters.

Kellen Beach and Emerson Jarchow bats were “hot” as they led the way offensively with three hits apiece. Reid Reuvers, Sam Vitt, Luke Uhl, Braxton Merideth, Graham Beacom, and Keaton Standley each had a single for the Tanagers. Finnian Fulton registered his first RBI of the season!

The second game of the doubleheader the Tanagers jumped out to early 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back taking the second game 12-5.

Braxton “Lefty” Merideth was the winning pitcher holding Yankton scoreless during his time on the mound. Reid Reuvers, Sawyer Lee, and Graham Beacom pitched the final four frames striking out a combined four batters and helping seal the victory for Vermillion.

Offensively Kellen Beach led the way with three hits. Reid Reuvers, Sam Vitt, and Sawyer Lee added two hits apiece. While Emerson Jarchow, Luke Uhl, Braxton Merideth, Graham Beacom, and Keaton Standley each had a hit. Jace Steeneck recorded his first stolen base of the season in the win!

Vermilion moved their record to 3-1-1. Tanagers will do battle in Yankton again this weekend against some stiff competition. They take on Harrisburg Tigers at 9am and Sioux Falls Futures at 12:30pm. Game three pending. All games played at Sertoma Park in Yankton, SD on May 7th, 2022.

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