Mt. Vernon Register-News


July 5, 2012

Post 141 storms past Centralia

MT. VERNON — Quinton Kehrer rocked a three-run homer early, and Tyler Ellis threw five strong innings in a 6-1 win over Centralia for the Mt. Vernon Post 141 Senior Legion squad.

Post 141 scored five times in the first inning to open up a lead it never lost.

“It took a toll on their pitcher because he was in the heat a lot,” Mt. Vernon coach Chris Braden said. “He was going deep into a lot of counts.”

Kehrer’s homer to left field punctuated the opening inning scoring. Earlier in the frame, Blake Deaton led off by being hit with a pitch and eventually came around to score on a Centralia error. Mt. Vernon plated its second run when Landon Thomas rolled into an RBI groundout. The fielder’s choice scored Zane Xanders.

“We gave (Ellis) a little bit of a cushion here early, and that allowed him to just put it on cruise control today,” Braden said.

Ellis allowed just four hits in his five innings on the mound. Centralia’s only run was unearned in the fourth when Mason McReaken scored on an error. So far this season Ellis hasn’t allowed an earned run in any of his Senior Legion starts.

“He’s got probably almost 40 innings logged,” Braden said. “He’s given up two or three runs, but they’ve all been unearned. He’s done a heck of a job for us this year.”

After yielding the run, Ellis and the Mt. Vernon defense never allowed a Centralia runner past second base.

“He did a good job,” Braden said. “He pitched five innings, never really got in trouble. That’s what you get with him. He’s real consistent in the zone. He gets us ground balls.”

Landon Thomas pitched the final two innings for Post 141. He struck out four of the eight batters he faced.

Mt. Vernon is 6-3 this season and hosts Carlyle on Tuesday.

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