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  • Mount Vernon second baseman Nate Shuman tags out Loganís Brian Cook while trying to steal second during the third inning of Mondayís sectional semifinal. The Jackets won, 11-0
    Mount Vernon second baseman Nate Shuman tags out Loganís Brian Cook while trying to steal second during the third inning of Mondayís sectional semifinal. The Jackets won, 11-0
    Photo by Bill Davis
  • May 10, 2011 11:03 am EDT

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets baseball team wasn’t about to let anything ruin Senior Night at the home diamond on Monday.

Every member of the starting lineup reached base and every senior played as the Jackets throttled Logan, 11-0, in a run-shortened sectional semifinal game.

The players were relaxed and loose throughout the game. When it ended, they honored their seniors as each was announced and then accompanied by parents to home plate.

The last game on their home field was something the seniors won’t soon forget.

“This isn’t a bad feeling,” said senior Kenny Rucker, “because I’m proud of what we’ve done here. It’s a good feeling to go out winning 11-0.”

“We had to leave everything out there,” said senior Ben Hoar. “This is our final time on this field as a Yellow Jacket. But we’re moving on to bigger and better things. So it’s sad, but I’m happy to be a part of this program.”

“We were on tonight,” said Mount Vernon head coach Matt Smith. “It meant a lot to our underclassmen to send the seniors off in the right way.”

Despite the jovial nature during and after the game, the team still knows there’s work to do ahead.

 

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