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Mount Vernon designated hitter Alex Arck singles in the third inning with one out in their Ohio Capital Conference baseball game at Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday. The game was suspended, due to weather conditions, with the Jackets leading Franklin Heights, 3-2, and will be completed today.
Mount Vernon designated hitter Alex Arck singles in the third inning with one out in their Ohio Capital Conference baseball game at Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday. The game was suspended, due to weather conditions, with the Jackets leading Franklin Heights, 3-2, and will be completed today. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
April 11, 2013 10:24 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Mother Nature decided to step in and perform some middle inning relief. Unfortunately, for local baseball fans, she proved to be the stopper.

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Wednesday’s Ohio Capital Conference game between the host Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets (5-2, 1-0 OCC) and the Franklin Heights Falcons was brought to a halt after three innings, at 5:57 p.m., due to approaching lightening and storms. With no letup in sight, the game was suspended and will be picked up with the start of the fourth inning and the Yellow Jackets holding a 3-2 lead. Game time is set for 5 p.m. today.

“The field is in good shape,” said Mount Vernon coach Matt Smith. “It depends on how much rain we get (last night.)”

The Jackets gave up a pair of runs in the first inning when pitcher Jayben Martin walked the first two Falcons’ batters he faced. Falcons’ second baseman Jamie Payne singled to shallow center but a baserunning mistake allowed Mount Vernon centerfielder Nick Rummel to throw Franklin Heights leftfielder Chad Asher out at third.

“Nick is a really sound baseball player,” said Smith. “He’s a great defensive outfielder — one of the best in our conference for sure.”

 

 

 

 

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