Vermillion earns pitchers duel victory over Howard to advance to semi-finals Original

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Vermillion Tanagers picked up a 3-2 win over Howard to advance to the semifinal round of the class ‘B’ state tournament.

The Tanagers jumped on the board in the first inning when an error brought in a run.

The Tanagers would add another run in the third, but Howard answered right back with an RBI single from Colby Claussen.

Howard would tie the game at two, but that didn’t last long as Vermillion got a sacrifice fly from Jake Jensen in the fifth.

The Tanagers would finish strong from there as Jake Jensen finished the sixth inning and Willis Robertson earned the save in the seventh inning.

Vermillion will play in Tuesday’s first semifinal against either West Central or Platte-Geddes.

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