Mt. Vernon Register-News


April 24, 2013

Rams knock off Cahokia

MT. VERNON – The Rams held off a comeback-minded Cahokia squad and won 7-4 Tuesday.

“(Cahokia) did a good job taking advantage of their opportunities,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said.

The game was called after the top of the sixth inning because of darkness.

“It's (the umpire's) call,” Holloway said. “It doesn't matter what I think or what the other coach thinks. The umpires are in charge and felt like he was having a hard time seeing the ball.”

Cahokia was in the process of chipping away at a Mt. Vernon lead prior to the ruling.

“I'm sure they did want to keep it going,” Holloway said. “They did a nice job. They swung the bats well. We walked a few today, and they gave us a good game.”

Mt. Vernon's offense rallied after an opening inning run from the Comanches. The Rams struck for six runs in the first two innings.

“You're going to have to do that to be successful, and that's a big part of our approach,” Holloway said. “They score first. You can't get down. You have to stay with the process and get the job done.”

Trevor Flota and Sawyer Harrison both had RBI hits in the opening inning as the Rams claimed a 4-1 edge.

Landon Thomas helped tack on a pair of Rams runs in the second. The senior center fielder rocked a triple to right that scored a run. He came in to score on a fielder's choice.

Cahokia battled back into the game. The Comanches pushed a run across in both the fourth and fifth innings to close the gap to 6-3.

Mt. Vernon stretched its lead to 7-3 when Matthew Williams scored on a wild pitch. Again the Comanches made the game close. Brandon Scalf chopped a ground ball on the infield that plated a run.

Text Only
  • Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP

    Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St.Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

    August 19, 2014

  • Benton edges Rams

    The Rams golf team took to the course for its second golf match in as many days Tuesday afternoon.

    Benton edged the Rams by a stroke at Green Hills Golf Course – 173 to 174.

    August 19, 2014

  • Cardinals beat Reds in 10 innings

    Jhonny Peralta's 10th-inning single, his third hit of the game, drove in the winning run to give the St.Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

    August 18, 2014

  • South 7 Preview Rams place third at Preview

    Golfers around the state have been practicing for less than a week. Monday, five South Seven teams competed in the conference preview match at Green Hills Golf Course.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynn, Cardinals beat Padres for 3rd straight win

    Lance Lynn pitched six strong innings and the StLouis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 Friday night for their third straight win.

    August 15, 2014

  • Hines Sight: Rams have reason for optimism

    The other day I picked up a piece of paper and scanned it up and down.

    The piece of paper was Mt. Vernon's football playoff roster from the last season.

    August 12, 2014

  • MTV first practice Rams return

    Gray and orange clad Rams football players sprinted around the team's practice field Monday afternoon.

    It's something that's been happening intermittently for several weeks throughout the summer.

    August 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hines Sight: Seahawks won't repeat

    I'm going to leap out on a limb and say the Seattle Seahawks won't win a second consecutive Super Bowl title this season.

    August 8, 2014

  • Cardinals use Wainwright to beat Red Sox 5-2

    Adam Wainwright recovered from a shaky start to earn his 14th win, tying for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.

    August 7, 2014

  • Trapshooters claim national title

    Coach Dave Schaefer calls it the Super Bowl of trapshooting.

    Around 1,600 participants gathered in Sparta for the AIM Grand Championships earlier this week. Waltonville Trapshooting was among the teams competing, and claimed the Junior Class D National team title. The event involves teams from a variety of states and provided the year-old trapshooting program with a memorable moment.

    August 7, 2014

Tom Lindley Sports