FORTVILLE — The Mt. Vernon pitching staff got away with a lack of control in the opening game of a Hoosier Heritage Conference doubleheader with last-place Shelbyville Friday.
The Marauders weren’t as fortunate in Game 2.
With a 5-4 lead entering the bottom of the sixth inning of the nightcap, Mt. Vernon pitchers issued a pair of bases-loaded walks to fuel the Golden Bears’ six-run inning. Shelbyville, which had scored at least 10 runs in a game only once all season, went on to a 10-5 win and improved to 3-17 overall and 2-10 in the HHC.
Shelbyville’s sixth-inning rally included three total walks, a hit-by-pitch, a Mt. Vernon error and three hits.
Afterwards, Mt. Vernon coach Dustin Glant felt that his team gave away the game to an upstart Shelbyville group that featured one senior, no juniors and a gaggle of freshmen and sophomores.