EHS Falls To Mount Vernon, 7-5

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Published on May 15 2013 11:06 am
Last Updated on May 15 2013 11:06 am
Written by Millie Lange

MOUNT VERNON -- Effingham High School held a short lead before dropping a 7-5 non-conference softball decision to Mount Vernon Tuesday.

The Hearts took a 1-0 lead in the second and pushed that to 3-0 in the top of the third. The Rams came back with a run in the bottom of the third, then tallied three runs in each of the next two innings. The Hearts mounted a comeback bid with two in the sixth but fell short.

EHS' Kelli Utz had a single and triple while Brandy Pontious had two singles and drove in a run and Deedra Myers led the way with a single, double and two RBI.

The Hearts are now 16-14 on the season and return to action Friday with a doubleheader at Taylorville.

At Mount Vernon

Effingham                012    002    0    --    5-9-2

Mount Vernon          001    330    x    --    7-7-1

Kronewitter, Myers (4), Ko. Utz (5) and Tonn; Kujawa and Wright

Effingham -- Ke. Utz, single, triple; Pontious, 2 singles, 1 RBI; Tonn, single; Myers, single, double, 2 RBI; Beals, single, 1 RBI; White, single

Mount Vernon -- Kujawa, single; Lockhart, 2 singles, double; H. Wright, single; Hobson, single; Garner, single