Mt. Vernon Register-News

Sports

May 16, 2014

Rams win extras

Blake Jones knocks game-winning hit

MT. VERNON —

The Rams baseball team pulled off another dramatic win at home Friday afternoon.

Mt. Vernon let a 5-2 lead slip away in the seventh against Breese Mater Dei but regrouped for a 6-5 victory in nine innings.

Blake Jones was the extra-innings hero this time for Mt. Vernon. Jones came up with runners at first and second in the final inning and knocked a single to center field. The hit allowed Ryan Campbell to score.

Blake has been swinging the bat well,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said. “We had the right guys up there (in the ninth).”

Brock Fulkerson started the game on the mound and pitched seven innings. Fulkerson held the Mater Dei offense in check until the seventh. Down 5-2, Mater Dei battled back against the senior hurler.

With one out, Mater Dei closed the gap to 5-3 after a Mt. Vernon error. Back-to-back extra-base hits from Zack Haake and Blake Haag tied the game at 5-5. Haake ended the game with three doubles.

(Haake) looked like a very nice player,” Holloway said. “He hit the ball to all fields.”

Fulkerson was able to get out of the inning, but Tyler Morgan relieved him and threw the final two innings, earning the victory.

For eight innings our pitching was outstanding,” Holloway said. “We had a tough inning there where we had a couple misplays, but overall Brock (Fulkerson) and Tyler Morgan pitched very well.”

Mater Dei struck early against the Rams and took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the third.

Thomas Weber turned the game around for the Rams offense. With a pair of runners on, Weber slammed a home run to left field to put Mt. Vernon up 4-2 in the third.

We got a big three-run homer from Thomas, got up a few,” Holloway said. “We were able to add on in the fourth, but that was a big part of our offense today was that three-run homer. Thomas got a 3-1 count and did a good job sitting on that fastball.”

The Rams tacked on another run in the fourth when Ryan Campbell knocked a sacrifice fly before the last rally from Mater Dei sent the game into extra innings.

Mt. Vernon is 18-13-1 this season and hosts Belleville West.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Rams spend time at SIU football camp

    The Rams football team spent a little time away from their traditional summer practice setting at the end of last week.

    On Thursday close to three dozen sophomores, juniors and seniors traveled to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for a football team camp. The camp, which included three other high schools, wrapped up Saturday.

    July 28, 2014

  • Hines Sight: St. Louis, Chicago bring exciting aspects into season

    St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears fans have reasons to be excited for the upcoming football season.

    Both teams feature explosive young talent, who have a chance to dominate the league. Challenges also stand in their way.

    July 25, 2014

  • 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

Tom Lindley Sports