Saturday, Aug 29, 2015
Mt. Vernon Baseball Makes School History
EFFINGHAM -- Behind the pitching of Brock Fulkerson and strong defense, Mt. Vernon beat Triad for the Effingham 3A Sectional championship 2-1.
Collin Young drove in both runs with a two out hit in the third inning, and that proved the difference.
Triad scored its only run in the sixth and was poised to at least tie the game, but Matthew Williams scintillating double play helped Mt. Vernon get out of the mess.
Then in the seventh, with the tying run on third, Fulkerson induced a comebacker to end it.
The Rams notched their school record 30th win in the process and will face Bloomington in the Sauget Supersectional Tuesday evening for the right to go to the state semifinals.
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