MOUNT VERNON — Last year, the Delaware Hayes Pacers saw a sure victory in Mount Vernon slip away.
This year, revenge was on their minds.
Mount Vernon saw a 6-2 lead disappear in the final two innings of play, falling to Delaware Hayes, 8-6, on an overcast Monday evening.
It was the first win for the Pacers against their heated rivals in 11 games.
“Delaware wanted it more than we did,” said Mount Vernon head coach Matt Smith. “They deserve all the credit. We wasted good pitching.”
With injuries to some of Mount Vernon’s top arms, the team is relying more on Jayben Martin to pull through. And he didn’t disappoint. Hayes (4-13) struggled on offense for much of the game, getting just one hit in the first five innings. Martin didn’t hit the strike zone consistently — he walked eight batters — but he kept the Pacers guessing and prevented them from any kind of offensive rally.
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