News file photo Mount Vernon third baseman Isaac Stallard throws out a runner during a game in 2017. Stallard is one of the top offensive talents returning to the Yellow Jackets in 2018.

 

MOUNT VERNON — The back-and-forth nature of Ohio weather is putting a lot of local teams’ early schedules in limbo.

Not Mount Vernon.

While the rest of Knox County watches the weather forecast for snow, sleet and freezing temperatures, the Yellow Jackets will spend their first week of the season playing under the bright sun of Cocoa Beach, Florida.

“It’s a great chance to spend some time not only playing baseball, but to relax and do some team-bonding activities,” said Mount Vernon head coach Rob Gross.

The Jackets may enjoy a five-game stretch with (possibly) good baseball weather, but they are at a disadvantage in at least one game. When they face Melborne Central Catholic, the Florida team will have several weeks of games under its belt.

 

Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or bdavis@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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