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June 13, 2013

Thomas, Fulkerson garner top honor

MT. VERNON —

The Rams baseball team dominated the South Seven Conference this season.

That domination continued with the postseason awards.

Landon Thomas and Brock Fulkerson were named the South Seven Conference Players of the Year this season.

Brock has had an unbelievable year on the mound and as far as overall player both offensively, defensively, also on the mound Landon Thomas has to be right there at the top,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said. “I'm very excited for those two. They're very deserving.”

Collin Young, Colten Meador, Matthew Williams, Jake Pike and Hayden Poninski all joined Thomas and Fulkerson on the first team.

Tyler Ellis was named to the second team. Trevor Flota and Thomas Weber were named honorable mention for the Rams.

 

Players of the Year

 

In the postseason, Fulkerson helped the Rams with complete game wins against Herrin, Effingham and Triad.

The junior led the Rams with 11 wins and had an earned run average of less than two this season.

I couldn't do it without my defense, being a ground ball pitcher,” Fulkerson said. “And great coaching. They know a lot about it. They call the pitches. You have to give credit to everyone else first.”

Fulkerson, who is one of the few players on the team who won't graduate, said his focus in the offseason will be getting stronger.

The next step is definitely getting bigger, getting stronger,” Fulkerson said. “As a pitcher, you have to work your legs so you can have endurance to go through the season.”

Landon Thomas batted near the top of the lineup all season long for the Rams. He blended speed and power and gave Mt. Vernon another left-handed hitter.

It's truly an honor to be recognized for this,” Thomas said.

The senior contributed to the team in several different areas. He was among the team leaders in batting and runs batted in. Thomas also finished third on the team in wins with five.

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