Late Inning Rally Sends Mustangs Past Weber Rams, 12-7


MV Athletics | 3/23/2023

ATLANTA - A five-run sixth inning was just what the doctor ordered for the Mount Vernon Varsity Baseball team as the Mustangs defeated the pesky Weber Rams 12-7 on Wednesday afternoon, March 22 at Mustang Park.

Tied at 7-7, Dawson Stevens came to the plate with the bases loaded and smashed a single to right field to plate two runs to give the Mustangs a 9-7 lead.

Alec Fahlbusch followed with a single to left field that scored Brooks Champney to put the Mustangs ahead 10-7.

Three batters later, Daniel O'Keefe singled down the first base line to push across Stevens and Fahlbusch for a 12-7 advantage.

Nate Thomas struck out the side in order in the top of the seventh to seal the region win for Mount Vernon.

The Mustangs led 1-0 after the first inning but surrendered the lead to the Rams in the top of the third inning, allowing two runs.

In the bottom of the third, Mount Vernon recaptured the lead with a four-run inning highlighted by a Fahlbusch single to center field to score Champney and Holden Baker to go ahead 4-2.

The Mustangs added three more runs in the frame to go up 7-2.

But the Rams battled back, scoring two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to tie the game at 7-7.

Mount Vernon would slam the door in the bottom half.

Thomas earned the win in relief for the Mustangs, tossing 1.1 innings with three strikeouts.

Mount Vernon (5-3, 2-2 Reg. 6-1A DI) returns to the diamond on Friday, March 24, hosting the Paideia School in another region match-up.

First pitch against the Pythons is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Mustang Park.

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.