Mt Vernon Takes Key OCC Showdown at Madison
In a battle between the last two undefeated squads remaining in OCC play, Mount Vernon would take an exciting 7-6 victory over Madison, Tuesday night at Rams Field.
A win could have clinched a share of the conference title for the state-ranked Lady Rams, who jumped out to an early lead with a monster third inning. After Ohio State-bound Hope Straight smacked a solo home run in the top half of the frame, Madison responded with five runs of their own on a Sloan Kiser RBI single followed by a 2-RBI double from Leah Boggs and a throwing error that plated a pair of runs.
The Yellow Jackets would bounce back with a monster inning of their own, however, placing a six-spot on the scoreboard in an explosive fifth frame. Rams coach Tim Niswander says it’s the most runs his squad has allowed in a single inning of action all season, and it would obviously cost Madison the game.
An RBI single from Morghan Russell in the bottom half of the fifth cut the deficit down to a score, but 1st-Team All-OCC performer Macee Marcum would slam the door shut in the final two frames, retiring six straight batters with four strikeouts to end the contest.
Madison will travel to Mount Vernon on Thursday where a win from either side can clinch at least a share of the conference championship.