Mt. Vernon Register-News

Sports

May 1, 2013

Carbondale overwhelms Lady Rams

MT. VERNON – The Lady Rams softball team fell 12-5 Tuesday against Carbondale.

“Them getting six runs after we come back and make it a game, that’s just so frustrating and deflating,” Mt. Vernon coach Lance Boldt said.

Down 6-2 in the sixth inning, the Lady Rams battled back. Mt. Vernon scored a trio of runs to slash the deficit to a run.

“I am proud of the girls for battling, and we made it a one-run game,” Boldt said. “The 12-5 score was definitely not indicative of what it really was. It was a much closer game than that.”

Page Clinton and Hannah Wright both got on base before three consecutive singles off the bats of Lauren Wilson, Haley Lockhart and Summer Hobson.

Mt. Vernon tried to tie the game by sending pinch runner Makiah Rush home on Hobson’s hit but she was thrown out to end the inning.

“It was close,” Boldt said. “It looked like she might have gotten underneath it, but it’s a close play bang bang at the plate.”

The game marked the sports return of Lockhart who has been injured since the middle of the basketball season. She finished the game with a pair of hits.

“(It was a) big day for Haley Lockhart, just to get her back and get a couple base hits,” Boldt said.

Carbondale answered Mt. Vernon’s rally with one of its own in the top of the seventh. The Lady Terriers scored six times to blow the game open. Mt. Vernon tried three different pitchers during the inning. Kelby Kujawa, Wright and Haley Chelf all saw time inside the circle.

Wright helped the Lady Rams early in the game with a long solo home run. Hobson pushed the second run home on an RBI single.

Mt. Vernon is 6-12 overall this season and 2-5 in South Seven Conference play. The Lady Rams travel to Cahokia today.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

    Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen.

    April 24, 2014

  • Brian Gamber resigning as Spartans basketball coach

    Brian Gamber is resigning as Spartans basketball coach after two seasons.

    April 23, 2014

  • Boyd Ballard Ballard takes over Rams wrestling

    Boyd Ballard has wrestled at the highest levels and now he's taken over the Mt. Vernon program.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woodlawn-Patoka baseball Patoka knocks off Woodlawn

    Patoka built an early cushion against the Cardinals and hung on for a 5-3 win.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Centralia baseball Rams outlast Orphans

    The offensive floodgates finally opened in the ninth inning for Mt. Vernon's baseball team.

    The Rams piled up six runs in the ninth inning to claim a 7-3 extra-inning victory Tuesday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mt. Vernon looks to move quickly on basketball opening

    The summer is a critical time period in the development of a high school athlete.

    With the resignation of Mt. Vernon boys basketball coach Scott Gamber becoming official at Monday's school board meeting, Mt. Vernon will look to move quickly to fill the position with summer workouts approaching. MVTHS principal Wes Olson said Tuesday the school will try to have a candidate at the May board meeting.

    April 22, 2014

  • Gamber resigns as Rams coach

    Scott Gamber has resigned as Rams basketball head coach after six seasons.

    April 21, 2014

  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime

    Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

    April 18, 2014

  • MTV-Flora boys tennis Rams edge Flora

    The Rams tennis matchup against Flora on Thursday came down to the final match.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • MTV-Salem tennis Rams sweep Salem

    The Rams tennis team swept past Salem 9-0 Wednesday.

    It was the opening match of the season for Mt. Vernon after three cancelations to start the year under first year boys coach Randy Knox.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Tom Lindley Sports