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Mustangs defeat ranked Beavers
June 21, 2013 · Crystal Eskelsen


The Mount Vernon baseball team knocked off Class 2A, No. 3 Wilton last week, 9-4.

The unranked Mustangs took an early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning and four runs in the second to go ahead 7-0 after just two innings.

"We hit the ball well against a top team," said Jeremy Elliott, Mount Vernon head coach.

Mount Vernon's Connor Welch hit a grand slam home run to give the Mustangs their four second inning runs.

Wilton got on the board in the third inning, but only scored three.

The Mustang defense held off the Beavers, and the Mount Vernon offense added a single run in both the fourth and fifth innings to maintain a comfortable lead.

Also this past week, Mount Vernon lost a doubleheader to Marion and split with Maquoketa.

The Mustangs host Class 3A, No. 3 Benton Community in a doubleheader today (Thursday June 20). Monday, Mount Vernon is at Class 2A, No. 1 Dyersville Beckman. Wednesday, June 26, they are at Independence.

Mount Vernon vs. Wilton

MV 9, WIL 4

MV 340 11 9 5

WIL 003 10 4 8

Pitchers: Pisarik (MV), Hetzler (W)

Extra base hits

2B-L.Eldred 1, Pisarik 1

HR-Welch 1

RECAP: Wilton is ranked No. 3 in Class 2A. Mount Vernon's Pisarik pitched 3 1/3 innings and struck out three. Pisarik also led Mustang batters, going 2-for-3 at the plate, including a double. Welch hit a grand slam home run in the second inning.

Mount Vernon vs. Marion

Game one

MAR 15, MV 11

MV 102 125 0 11 11

MAR 161 022 3 15 16

Pitchers: Ketelsen (MV), Carstensen (M)

Extra base hits

2B-Drahos 1, L.Eldred 1

RECAP: The Mustangs made a valiant effort in the sixth inning, posting five runs and coming within one of Marion at 12-11. The Indians added three runs in the seventh to seal the win. Both Drahos and L.Eldred doubled in the game.

Game two

MAR 16, MV 0

MV 000 00 0 1

MAR 352 15 16 18

Pitchers: Dew (MV), Kuhn (M)

RECAP: Mount Vernon's Welch was the only Mustang batter to connect with the ball in the five innings of this game. Marion totalled 18 hits in those same five innings, routing Mount Vernon 16-0.

Mount Vernon vs. Maquoketa

Game one

MV 9, MAQ 8

MAQ 421 001 0 8 10

MV 322 020 x 9 15

Pitchers: Pisarik (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Ryan 2, Drahos 1, L.Eldred 1

3B-Welch

RECAP: Mount Vernon was led by Welch and Ryan each with three hits. Welch had a triple and Ryan had a pair of doubles.

Game two

MV 3, MAQ 0

MAQ 000 000 0 0 5

MV 000 102 x 3 5

Pitchers: L.Eldred (MV)

Extra base hits

HR-Kragenbrink 1

RECAP: Mount Vernon's Kragenbrink led the way with two hits, including a home run in the sixth inning. He earned three RBI along the way.

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