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Mustangs second at Jesup tournament
June 14, 2013 · Crystal Eskelsen

The Mount Vernon softball team charged through the Jesup tournament this past weekend, knocking off the host team 9-7. Jesup is the No. 5 team in Class 2A; the Mustangs are unranked.

The Mustangs held the lead throughout the quarterfinal game with the help of home runs by both Miranda Chapman and Lily Dahlstrom.

In the semifinals, the Mustangs downed Dubuque Hempstead 7-5.

In the sixth inning, the Mustangs put five runs on the board and went from trailing 4-2 to winning 7-4.

The championship game was against Class 4A, No. 12 West Delaware.

Mount Vernon handled the Hawks for four innings, establishing a 7-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, West Delaware scored nine runs and took the lead, 9-7, eventually going on to win the tourney title 9-8 two innings later.

Mount Vernon hosts Independence tonight (Thursday, June 13) in a varsity doubleheader. Friday and Saturday, the Mustangs are at the Roland Story tournament. Monday, they host Maquoketa in another doubleheader.

Mount Vernon vs.


Game one

MV 6, WBG 5

MV 000 011 31 6 10

WBG 000 212 00 5 11

Pitchers: Roe (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Ryan 2

RECAP: Mount Vernon earned the one-run victory in extra innings, scoring one single run in the eighth. The win went to Roe on the mound, who pitched the last inning and two-thirds but gave up no hits or runs.

Game two

MV 14, WBG 2

MV 214 43 14 12

WBG 200 00 2 5

Pitchers: Roe (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Maddocks 1

3B-Wieditz 1

RECAP: The Mustangs dominated this game, outscoring the Raiders by 12 runs. Mount Vernon put together 12 hits with Whitley leading the way with three.

Mount Vernon at Jesup


Mount Vernon vs. North Fayette

MV 11, NF 4

MV 110 030 6 11 16

NF 130 000 0 4 8

Pitchers: Roe (MV)

Extra base hits


RECAP: Mount Vernon's Martin was 5-for-5 at bat and earned three RBI. Roe won the battle on the mound, pitching seven innings and striking out two.

Mount Vernon vs. Jesup

MV 9, JES 7

MV 200 052 0 9 8

JES 100 000 6 7 9

Pitchers: Dahlstrom (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Whitley 1

HR-Chapman 1, Dahlstrom 1

RECAP: Jesup is Class 2A, No. 5 and the unranked Mustangs controlled the game from the start. Both Chapman and Dahlstrom homered. Dahlstrom was also the winning pitcher.

Mount Vernon vs. Dubuque Hempstead

MV 7, DH 5

MV 002 005 0 7 7

DH 200 111 0 5 13

Pitchers: Roe (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Chapman 1

3B- Whitley 1

RECAP: Despite the fact that Hempstead had nearly twice as many hits as Mount Vernon, the Mustangs earned the 7-5 win. Whitley was 2-for-2 at bat, including a triple and two RBI.

Mount Vernon vs. West Delaware

WD 9, MV 8

MV 103 030 1 8 7

WD 000 090 0 9 8

Pitchers: Martin (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Martin 1

RECAP: Martin led the way at the plate for Mount Vernon, going 2-for-4 at bat, including a double. Both Whitley and Chapman had two RBI.

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