Erick Starkey/News Cash Finnell, for Rocky’s Complete Auto Care, extends off the rubber for a pitch in Monday’s fall ball action. Finnell pitched three innings, recording two hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Erick Starkey/News Amvets Post 95 pitcher Ryan Morton sends a pitch toward home plate. Morton pitched two innings Monday, recording six-straight outs, including four strikeouts.


MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Babe Ruth Fall Baseball league got its season kicked off Monday, after the original opening day, Saturday, was canceled due to weather.

Amvets Post 95 took advantage of the first competitive action of the fall, coming from behind to best Rocky’s Complete Auto Care, 13-3, in six innings of work.

Cash Finnell helped Rocky’s take an initial lead, reaching base on a walk in the top of the first inning. Cody Gallagher plated his teammate with an RBI single, and later came around to score on a passed ball, putting the visiting team up 2-0 before Amvets could touch their bats. After only one baserunner for Amvets in the bottom of the frame, Rocky’s was sent back to the dugout 1-2-3. In similar fashion, Amvets suffered the same fate, with only three at-bats in the secomd inning.


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