“The floodgates opened, and we were able to score a few runs,” Boldt said. “For whatever reason all year, it’s contagious with us. We start getting people on, we find ways to keep getting people on. We just try to keep that going as often as possible.”
Effingham tacked on two runs late in the game, but Wright pitched the final two innings for the save.
Deedra Myers drove in two runs for the Flaming Hearts with a single and a double. Brandy Pontious had two singles and an RBI, while Brittany Beals had an RBI single of her own. Kelli Utz also had a single and a triple.
Ciara Kronewitter took the loss, pitching three innings and allowing four runs on three hits. Myers and Kourtney Utz also pitched in relief.
The loss drops Effingham to 16-14, and they have a Friday doubleheader at Taylorville.
Effingham 012 002 0 5 10 2
Mt. Vernon 001 330 X 7 8 1
WP - Kujawa LP - Kronewitter
Effingham: Ke. Utz (1B, 3B); Pontious (2 1B, 1 RBI); Tonn (1B); Myers (1B, 2B, 2 RBI); Beals (1B, RBI); White (1B)