• Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon left fielder Marcus Shellenbarger tries to field a shallow pop fly during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against Ashland. The Yellow Jackets won, 5-2.
  • Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon second baseman Drew Hedrick, left, forces out Ashland’s Darren Zywica during the first inning of Wednesday’s game. The Yellow Jackets won, 5-2.

MOUNT VERNON — For the ninth time in 10 games, the Mount Vernon baseball team gave up at least one run in the first inning.

This time, the Yellow Jackets responded.

Jaxon Snyder drove in three runs Wednesday while pitcher Connor Curry allowed five hits in six innings to give Mount Vernon a 5-2 victory over Ashland.

Mount Vernon took a 2-0 deficit and turned it into a 3-2 lead by the end of the first inning. Ashland never had a runner past second base for the rest of the game.

“After that first inning, Connor really settled in and did a nice job,” Mount Vernon coach Rob Gross said. “I thought it was huge that we came right back and got three runs. In the other games, it’s taken the whole game to come back. This time, we responded quickly.”


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



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