Mt. Hermon drops road playoff game

Published 4:30 am Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mt. Hermon School’s historic season came to an end on Thursday with a 10-5 loss to Elizabeth in the Class B postseason on the road Monday.

Elizabeth hit four home runs and nine of its 10 runs came from the long ball.

Trent Wilson led the Yellow Jackets’ offense, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Coby Smith recorded a hit, got hit by a pitch, walked and scored a run.

Byron Hyatt tallied a hit and an RBI.

Mt. Hermon finished the 2018 season with a 16-9 record. The Yellow Jackets won their first playoff game since 2004, with an 8-0 win over 18th-seeded Doyline in the opening round of the postseason.

“Overall, it was a good season,” Mt. Hermon coach Matt Sessions said. “We had a lot of young players. All of our starters are coming back. We had a lot of growth and experience this year that will be beneficial. We didn’t reach our ultimate goal, but overall it was a solid season.”

Mt. Hermon had one senior in Austin McDaniel.

“Great kid. He’s one of those kids that will do anything you ask him to do,” Sessions said.

Second-seeded Elizabeth played seventh-seeded Zwolle in the quarterfinals on Friday. Zwolle defeated No. 23 Maurepas, 15-6, in the regionals.