Mt. Vernon Register-News

Sports

April 26, 2013

Rams blank Wildcats

MT. VERNON – The Rams baseball team rolled past another opponent Thursday.

This time the team was Marion, and the Rams took a 7-0 South Seven Conference win.“We've been playing solid baseball,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said. “(We've had) good pitching, good defense. (We) had some big two-out hits again.”Mt. Vernon used early offense and tacked on four more runs in the final innings to upend the Wildcats.Colten Meador helped the Mt. Vernon offense take a 3-0 lead in the opening inning. The clean-up hitter mashed a triple to the deepest part of Brennan Klein Field. The extra-base hit chased home a pair of Rams runners. Trevor Flota added an RBI double to give Mt. Vernon a 3-0 lead.“You want to hold them, and then jump on them early,” Holloway said. “If you can get that lead and keep putting the pressure on and being aggressive, good things usually happen.”The score stayed the same until late in the game. Tyler Ellis, making his first start since late March, held the Marion bats silent. The Mt. Vernon hurler pitched six innings. He fanned five batters and allowed five hits.“It's good to have Tyler back,” Holloway said. “Tyler threw well, only walked one. When they did get guys on, he made some great pitches and got out of the jam. Tyler looked like his old self today.”Early in the game, Ellis was able to work out of a pair of difficult situations. In the second inning, Ellis induced a ground out to finish the inning. Marion put runners at first and third in the third frame before Ellis fanned Logan Will to end the inning.Mt. Vernon's bats revived, starting in the fifth when the Rams pushed across a run to make the score 4-0.Mt. Vernon put the game out of reach in the sixth with a trio of runs. Hayden Poninski knocked an RBI single. Landon Thomas followed with a two-run single. All three runs came with two outs in the inning.“That's been pretty consistent with this group,” Holloway said. “They've done a good job coming through with two-out RBI this year.”Mt. Vernon is 19-5 overall this season and 5-1 in conference play.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • trout.jpg Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0001.JPG Post 141 falls at Centralia

    CENTRALIA — Centralia broke a 6-6 deadlock with a four-run outburst in the seventh inning to take a 10-7 West Division Senior Legion victory over Mt. Vernon on Tuesday.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports