MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon 12-year-old All-Stars have some big shoes to fill.
Last year’s team went to the brink of greatness, coming within one game of a state championship.
This year’s team appears ready to carry the flag back to Hamilton — and beyond.
Mount Vernon begins district tournament play Sunday in Pataskala. Their opponent will be Cambridge, another team with a history of winning. After that, Mount Vernon will likely face the winner of the Southwest Licking/Kokosing Valley first round game.
Last year, in the 11-year-old bracket, Mount Vernon didn’t advance past districts. But the team was missing a few vital pieces — most notably, power hitting and depth on the mound.
Connor Curry, Carson Carpenter and Colton Finnell are three aces on a roster filled with solid arms.
“We had three kids come back from travel ball and all three of them are pitchers,” said head coach Dan Trace. “Last year, we only had a couple. Now, we’re quite a bit deeper. ... I think they’re going to dominate. They can really hit their spots.”
Also on this year’s roster are Parker Gregg, Tyler Wyatt, Brandon Grabow, AJ Camillo, Ashton Fisher, Isaiah Miller, RJ Yocum and Connor Curry.
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