MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon cruised to a 13-3 five-inning victory in the first game of Saturday’s home doubleheader over Lexington, but needed a late-inning comeback to earn the victory in Game 2, 8-5.

Paul Smith (1-0) won his first game of the season in Game 1, throwing five innings of two-hit, two-walk ball. He struck out four, and gave up only one earned run.

An error helped the Minutemen (1-3) score twice in the top of the first inning, but the Yellow Jackets (4-0) tally three runs in the bottom of the frame to lead, 3-2. Mount Vernon scored once in the second, but Lexington matched that in the third inning to continue to trail, 4-3. The Jackets, however, were just getting started, and scored six runs in the third inning and three times in the fourth to close out the scoring.

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