Marauders take Game 2 6-3

YORKTOWN — Of the 14 players that made appearances for Mt. Vernon in Saturday’s season-opening baseball doubleheader against Yorktown, all but three were juniors or seniors.

But had it not been for the three sophomores who contributed, the Marauders may have been looking at a two-game hole against both the Tigers and Greenfield-Central right out of the gate in the Hoosier Heritage Conference race.

Mt. Vernon left Yorktown Saturday evening with a 6-3 win and a split of the teams’ doubleheader, after the Tigers held MV to three hits and took the opener 3-1.

The Marauders had only nine hits for the day, but sophomore Noah Powell came up with three, as well as a game-saving, and -ending grab of a line drive with the bases loaded in the nightcap.

After MV jumped ahead 6-0 – thanks in large part to two of four Yorktown errors for the game – the Tigers were threatening to ruin the Marauders’ solid effort. Four of the first five Tiger batters got aboard against Andrew Boyle, in relief of starter Wyatt Wills.

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