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April 2, 2014

Rams fall to Montini

Big inning dooms Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON —

The Rams offense sprung to life against Lombard Montini, but it came too late in a 6-3 loss.

We had a few guys on, but it seemed like even when we hit the ball hard, they made every play,” Mt. Vernon coach Tim Holloway said. “I thought Montini did a nice job today in all facets of the game.”

Mt. Vernon trailed 6-1 heading into its final at-bat in the seventh inning. The Rams were able to string together several singles and slice into the deficit but fell short.

Ryan Campbell and Reed Millwood started the final inning with back-to-back singles. Jake Pike loaded the bases with another base hit. Darick Hayes rapped a two-run single that cut the Montini lead down to 6-3. That was as close as the Rams got. Jackson Horton struck out, and Blake Jones ended the game with a deep fly out to right field.

I thought we had some good at-bats in the final inning,” Holloway said. “Guys started making adjustments. We would have liked to have that happen a little earlier, but better late than never. Hopefully we can come out (today) and start from the get-go.”

Both teams scored a run in the opening inning, but Montini jumped on the Rams in the second inning for four scores against starting pitcher Tyler Morgan.

Already up 2-1, Montini's Austin Kline knocked a two-run single to right field to put the the Broncos up 4-1. Montini tacked on another run in the inning to lead 5-1. Morgan had three walks in the inning, and the Rams' defense committed an error to aid Montini.

The game came down to the second inning. They get four runs, and we give them four freebies,” Holloway said.

Mt. Vernon had several base runners early in the game against Montini. Mt. Vernon drew five walks in the opening two innings but couldn't push any of them across the plate.

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