Mt. Vernon Register-News


May 5, 2014

Rams batter Busch Stadium opponent

Rack up 18 runs on a dozen hits


Mt. Vernon's baseball team essentially ended Sunday's game at Busch Stadium against Clinton shortly after it started.

The Rams cruised to a 18-2 victory.

The positive of that was we were able to get a lot of guys in,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said. “Even some of our (junior varsity) guys got in the game. So that was a bonus.”

The Rams scored seven times in the bottom of the first before Clinton recorded an out. Three of the runs scored on wild pitches. Blake Jones added a two-run single.

After getting on top early and having some success in the early innings our pitcher was throwing well, you felt like we were going to be in good shape,” Holloway said. “I thought our guys did a good job of staying disciplined and having good at-bats.”

Clinton scored a pair of runs in the second, but the Rams continued to increase their lead. Mt. Vernon tacked on another five runs in the third. Again, Jones knocked a two-run single. Jake Pike walked with the bases loaded, and Zach Jines knocked an RBI single.

The Rams lead ballooned to 18-2 in the fourth.

You don't want to stop playing hard, and I don't think they did,” Holloway said. “I thought they kept playing hard no matter who was in there and we're proud of them for that.”

Mt. Vernon used several pitchers throughout the five-inning game. Tyler Morgan started and pitched two innings. Connor Storey threw a pair of innings, and Dalton Beck finished the game.

Jake Pike and Blake Jones both had two hits and four RBI each. Ryan Campbell had two hits and an RBI. Zach Jines also had two hits and an RBI.

Senior Thomas Weber said playing in the Major League Baseball stadium was an exciting moment.

It was great,” Weber said. “The stadium wasn't over our heads. We didn't try to do too much. We came out here and swung the bats and battled.”

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