• Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Noah Gleason catches a pop fly in the second inning of Wednesday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game against Lexington. The Minutemen won, 9-4.
  • Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Jaxon Snyder bunts for a single during the third inning of Wednesday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference game against Lexington. The Minutemen won, 9-4.

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MOUNT VERNON — After his team’s second loss in two days to Lexington on Wednesday, Mount Vernon baseball coach Rob Gross sat his team in the outfield and talked to them.

Forty-five minutes later, they were still talking.

Actually, Gross was doing most of it.

“We need to have a better overall approach,” Gross said after the meeting. “I don’t know whether it’s a mental approach, or whether it’s about throwing and fielding. But, we have to understand that, when a bad thing happens, that’s not the end of the game.”

The Yellow Jackets were on cruise control holding a lead through three innings when the first bad thing happened. A double, a pair of hits and a throwing error led to two Lexington runs, then more fielding errors contributed to a string of scores that capped off a 9-4 victory by the visiting Minutemen.

 

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

 

 

 

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