MOUNT VERNON — After a slightly shaky start, Mount Vernon pitcher Robert Kane went the distance for the Yellow Jackets, scattering eight hits to defeat the visiting Big Walnut Golden Eagles, 10-2, in Ohio Capital Conference baseball action on Monday.
The win raises the Jackets’ season total to a new school record of 23 wins against two losses.
Big Walnut put a quick pair of runs on the board in the first inning when first baseman Luke Woerner launched a two-run single to score Andrew Bower and Tyler Beam.
“Robby pitched pretty well,” said Mount Vernon coach Doug Savage. “We gave them two unearned runs in the first inning and we didn’t like doing that. We settled down and shut them out for the next six innings.”
A pair of errors by the Eagles in the bottom of the first opened the door for the Jackets. Kane drove in shortstop Tad Glibert with an RBI single; later, left fielder Alec Curry doubled to plate first baseman Justin Edwards and third baseman Derek Baker to put the Jackets on top, 3-2.