MT. VERNON —
Mt. Vernon also threatened in the final inning. Jake Pike used his speed to beat out an infield single for the Rams lone hit. He moved to second after Tyler Morgan's sacrifice and stood at third after a fielder's choice. Blake Jones stood at the plate, looking to knot the game, but grounded back to Ream for the final out.
The defeat marked a rare conference loss for the Rams. Mt. Vernon has won the last four conference crowns and lost just two times during that span.
Mt. Vernon is 5-6-1 this season and 0-1 in South Seven Conference action. The Rams travel to West Frankfort today. Marion improved to 5-3.