Mt. Vernon's Senior Legion squad won twice against Bluford on Thursday night.
Mt. Vernon's Post 141 team beat Bluford's 1193 squad 7-0 in the opener before claiming a 10-0 victory in six innings.
“It was good that we got two of them today,” Mt. Vernon coach Pierce Borah said.
Mt. Vernon's pitchers held Bluford to four hits in the doubleheader. Brock Fulkerson and Tyler Morgan allowed just two hits each and hurled complete games.
“Our pitching was fantastic today,” Borah said.
Aaren Morgan delivered a grand slam in the second game for Mt. Vernon.
Jordan Wheeler and Fulkerson engaged in a pitching duel for a bulk of the opener. Reed Millwood put Mt. Vernon up 1-0 early with a solo home run. Wheeler held Mt. Vernon's offense down throughout the game. Mt. Vernon edged to a 3-0 lead and tacked on four runs late against Wheeler. The Bluford pitcher finished with six strikeouts.
“You have to score to win a baseball game, and we failed to do that,” Bluford coach Billy Raudenbush said. “In the games that we win and the games that we have won, we have jumped out to leads and given our pitchers leads to be able to live on.”
Fulkerson allowed hits to Lane Moser and Logan Bodine. Bluford moved runners into scoring position just twice against Fulkerson, who finished with eight strikeouts.
Millwood finished the game with three hits and an RBI for Mt. Vernon. Darick Hayes added three hits and three RBI.
Tyler Morgan threw all six innings for Mt. Vernon for the victory.
He finished with eight strikeouts.
Mt. Vernon scored seven runs in the second inning to take a commanding edge. Aaren Morgan lifted the Mt. Vernon offense with a grand slam to start the scoring against Bluford starter Logan Gaineany.