Mt. Vernon Register-News

Sports

May 8, 2013

Rams 4-peat

CENTRALIA – A pair of juniors powered Mt. Vernon's baseball team to its fourth straight South Seven Conference title Tuesday.

The Rams knocked off Centralia 6-2 to clinch the conference crown.

“I'm really happy for this group,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said. “They are a true team. There's a lot of good teammates here.”

Jake Pike, a junior, powered the offense with five RBI and a pair of long extra-base hits.

“He just threw me a pitch I liked, and that's when you just jump on it,” Pike said. “If it's outside, you just hit it where it's pitched. Just all you can do is adjust to what he throws.”

His classmate Brock Fulkerson hurled a complete game against the Orphans and was the winning pitcher.

“Brock's been doing great all year,” Pike said. “He's been throwing the ball over the plate, getting strikeouts.”

Pike put the Rams ahead in the second inning with a blast to left-center field with the bases loaded. Pike cruised into second base as the bases cleared, and Mt. Vernon seized a 3-0 edge.

Fulkerson mowed through the Orphans lineup in the opening three innings. The Rams hurler allowed just two hits in the early innings.

The Orphans only runs came in the fourth inning. With one out, Fulkerson fielded a ground ball back to the mound. Centralia had runners on first and third. The runner on third made a break for home. Fulkerson tossed the ball to catcher Collin Young, who tried to chase down the runner. The Orphans runner, Ryan Miller, scampered safely back to the bag. The mistake on the run down allowed the Orphans to load the bases.

“It's kind of surprising because our defense is so solid,” Holloway said. “You don't expect that, but that's something we work on all the time.”

Text Only
Sports
  • Sam Root award Root calls award 'humbling'

    Webber's baseball team capped the season with several individual honors, and coach Sam Root recently added to the postseason awards list.

    Root, who guided the Trojans to the 1A state finals in Peoria this spring, was named the Southern Illinois Baseball Coaches Association 1A Coach of the Year.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals

     Jake Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-2 victory over the StLouis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

    July 22, 2014

  • MTV-Salem Junior Legion Salem ends Mt. Vernon's season

    A sacrifice fly made the difference in Salem's 1-0 win against the Post 141 Junior Legion team Monday.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Breese shuts down Mt. Vernon

    Post 141's Junior Legion team lost 4-0 to the Breese Gray Post 976 squad on Sunday in the district title game.

    July 20, 2014

  • Juniors top Salem

    An early lead and strong pitching propelled the Post 141 Junior Legion team to a 3-1 win over Salem in the district tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon.

    July 19, 2014

  • 7-19 jr. legion cut Lyday shuts out Bluford MT. VERNON — Jeremiah Lyday went the distance and Mt. Vernon’s Jr. Legion squad did just enough offensively to advance in the district tournament at Brennan Klein Field on Friday.Lyday scattered three hits and recorded six strikeouts as Post 141 shut

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • cardinals.jpg Holliday powers Cardinals past Dodgers, 3-2

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Holliday homered and doubled with three RBIs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0002.JPG Basketball camp concludes at Changnon

    About 75 kids in the Mt. Vernon region participated in an offensive skills basketball camp this week at Changnon Gym.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • trout.jpg Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0001.JPG Post 141 falls at Centralia

    CENTRALIA — Centralia broke a 6-6 deadlock with a four-run outburst in the seventh inning to take a 10-7 West Division Senior Legion victory over Mt. Vernon on Tuesday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports