MOUNT VERNON — Mistakes in baseball rarely come without cost.
The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets committed errors to start off the second and the fourth innings of Wednesday’s home game against Olentangy. The mistakes triggered rallies of five and three runs, respectively, and led to the Jackets’ 9-2 loss in the Ohio Capital Conference showdown.
“Baseball’s always going to be about making the routine plays,” said a distressed and almost speechless Mount Vernon head coach Matt Smith. “The teams that do that... they win games.”
The woeful second inning for Mount Vernon began with a botched routine ground ball to the shortstop. The bobble eventually led to a bases-loaded walk, then a two-RBI fielder’s choice which could have led to a double-play, but the first baseman dropped the throw.
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