Mt. Vernon Mt’neers heat up as district playoffs approach

Skylan Akins

Mt. Vernon junior Brayden Jameson swings hard and drives in the Mt’neers first run of the game Tuesday night against Purdy. (Photo by Skylan Akins)

The season has been a bit of a rollercoaster for the Mt. Vernon Mt’neers in coach Nick Swillum’s final go round, but it seems like they have saved their best baseball for the end of the season. They concluded the regular season last week with wins over Purdy and Southwest before opening districts with a 3-1 win over Cassville.
The Mt’neers week began riding a two-game win streak as Purdy came to town in a non-confernce matchup. The recent powerhouse Eagles struck early for a run but Braden Dodson was too tough on the mound as Mt. Vernon cruised to a 12-1 run-rule victory Tuesday night. In the regular season finale, the Mt’neers hosted a Southwest squad that has been better than many anticipated. The Mean Green Machine sent the Trojans away from Mt. Vernon with a 12-2 defeat as the Mt’neers ended the season on a four-game win streak. The Mt’neers opened up district play Saturday in Seneca where they took on the sixth-seeded Cassville Wildcats. The Cats hung around with the Mt’neers but Dodson and company were able to take the quarterfinal game, 3-1.
The Mt’neers sit at 16-10 amidst a five game win streak as they continued district play against second seed, and host, Seneca Monday night.


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