ATLANTA - After picking up a win over Heritage High School over Spring Break, the Mount Vernon Varsity Baseball team returned to action on Wednesday afternoon, March 15, taking on the Whitefield Wolfpack at Mustang Park in their first region contest of the 2023 campaign.
The Mustangs fought hard, but ended up on the short end, falling 9-3.
The Wolfpack struck in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead on a Wesley Calloway RBI single.
Whitefield struck for two more runs in the top of second inning to go ahead 3-0 on a Brayden May 2-RBI single to right field.
The Wolfpack made it 4-0 an inning later on a Calloway double that plated Conlon Walker.
The Mustangs cut the Whitefield lead in half in bottom of the third, with the first run coming on a wild pitch that allowed Avery Anderson to score followed by a Wolfpack infield error to bring in Dylan Holbrook.
After a scoreless fourth, the Wolfpack added two runs in the fifth to go in front 7-2.
Whitefield added a run in the sixth and seventh to put the game away for good.
Mount Vernon's last run came in the bottom of the seventh inning when Holbrook reached on a Whitefield miscue in the field that plated Nate Thomas.
May picked up the win on the hill for the Wolfpack, allowing two runs over five innings with 12 strikeouts.
Holbrook was tagged with the loss for the Mustangs but did record nine strikeouts over 4.1 innings of work.
Mount Vernon (3-2, 0-1 Reg. 6-1A DI) will look to rebound against Whitefield, traveling to play the Wolfpack on Thursday, March 16.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the Whitefield Baseball Field in Mableton, Ga.
Established in 1972, The Mount Vernon School, serves over 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12 on our 40-acre Atlanta campus. As a leading visionary independent school, Mount Vernon’s brand of innovation and entrepreneurship has emerged over the last decade, impacting schools in the US and across the globe through Mount Vernon Ventures, a research, strategy, and consulting division of the School. In addition, in 2021 the School launched a global online program for grade 9-12 to meet the needs of today’s flexible family. Through established partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and civic environments, our mission is to design a better world...together.