Mt. Vernon Register-News


June 4, 2013

Rams conquer Triad

EFFINGHAM – The Rams biggest plays came in the most important moments of Monday’s 2-1 sectional final win against Triad.

“We’re a team,” Mt. Vernon shortstop Matthew Williams said. “We’ve always been a team.

“We’re a team, and it feels awesome.”

Collin Young delivered a two-run single to left in the third inning to put Mt. Vernon up 2-0.

With the Rams clinging to a 2-1 edge in the sixth, Williams helped turn a highlight reel double play.

Brock Fulkerson was the consistent undercurrent that tied the game together. The junior kept Triad hitters off balance all game.

The contest ended when Fulkerson pounced on the final ground ball in the seventh inning and tossed it to Colten Meador at first to secure the sectional title.

“You get those butterflies,” Fulkerson said of the final out. “You get a little nervous. You just have to make sure you make a good throw.”

Mt. Vernon’s only offense of the game came in the third inning.

Clayton Reeves led off the inning with a single. Sawyer Harrison moved Reeves to second with a bunt. Jake Pike stepped to the plate with two outs and was hit in the leg. The bases loaded when Landon Thomas drew a walk.

Young stood in and roped a solid single to left field. The hit scored Reeves and Pike, giving Mt. Vernon its 2-0 edge.

“I felt happy that I could do what I’m put there to do,” Young said. “The spot in the lineup coach (Tim) Holloway has said that I’m there to drive in runs and fight and scrap to get on base, and that’s what my goal is.”

Holloway said he knew his team wasn’t going to get many scoring opportunities against the Knights.

“That was just a tough, hard-nosed at-bat,” Holloway said. “And he came through big.”

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