MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon 12-and-under All-Stars got off on the right foot with an 8-5 victory over Cambridge in the first round of the District 5 Little League Tournament at Phillips Park on Tuesday evening.
“It was a great effort,” Mount Vernon coach Rich Schuman said. “Key hitting, good pitching and solid defense.”
Mount Vernon, ironically, the visiting team, wasted no time getting on the board, when leadoff hitter Andrew Burke reached base on an error and, eventually stole home. Burke scored twice in the game without the benefit of a hit. Later in the inning, Camden Stitt (1-for-2, two runs) singled to drive in Konner Daugherty (2-for-2, two runs) for another Mount Vernon run. Schuman brought in Zach Johnson (1-for-2, two RBIs) as a pinch hitter with two out and he slashed one by third base to give his team two more runs and a 4-0, first-inning lead.