Mt. Hermon comes up short in opening round of playoffs

Published 3:22 pm Monday, May 1, 2017

Mt. Hermon’s Yellow Jackets were topped by Doyline, 9-7, in the bi-district round of the Class B playoffs on the road Thursday.
Mt. Hermon coach Matt Sessions said the Yellow Jackets just didn’t capitalize on their opportunities.
“We left too many people on base,” Sessions said. “We missed too many opportunities and didn’t come up with the big hit. Pitching-wise, we didn’t attack the (strike) zone enough.”
The Yellow Jackets left 11 runners on base.
Clinton Roux went 2-for-3, got hit twice and scored two runs. D.J. Elzey had a hit, a walk, hit by pitch and drove in two runs. Preston Knight went 3-for-4 with a hit by pitch, two RBIs and a run scored. Trent Wilson tallied two hits and an RBI.
Mt. Hermon had five seniors this season — Knight, Dylan Clark, Remington Bankston, Gerald Bunch and D.J. Elzey.
Sessions praised the group.
“(They are a) great group of seniors that have really been the stepping stones to helping this program get to where it needs to be,” Sessions said.
No. 18 Mt. Hermon finishes the year with a 12-11 record. No. 15 Doyline (15-17) advances to the regional round to take on second-seeded Quitman (18-8). Quitman had a bye in the opening round.