Off and running
McLouth softball team now 4-0 after wins against Oskaloosa
McLouth needed an extra inning against Oskaloosa on Monday, but the MHS softball team remained perfect on the season with a 3-1 victory in eight innings.
McLouth scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth and swept Oskaloosa. MHS also won the first game, 4-2, and now is 4-0 on the season.
In the first game, Samantha Farris pitched three innings, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out four Oskaloosa batters.
Emily Nitzsche pitched four innings of relief. She allowed one hit, three walks and struck out four.
In the second game, MHS pitcher Leigh Anna Thompson registered six strikeouts in the first game in four innings of work.
Ashley Alloway pitched the remaining four innings. She gave up one hit.
McLouth will play Thursday at home against Pleasant Ridge. The Bulldogs then will travel Friday to Effingham to play Atchison County.
The game originally was scheduled last week, but was postponed because of rain. Games begin at 4:30 p.m. both nights.
Bulldogs drop Pomona
The McLouth High softball team registered two convincing wins Thursday against Pomona in Pomona.
In game one, the Bulldogs blanked Pomona, 10-0, as MHS pitcher Ashley Alloway threw a one-hitter through five innings.
Offensively, McLouth had just two hits, but the Bulldogs also forced eight walks in the game. Alloway racked up five strikeouts in the victory.
MHS opened the game with a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and never looked back. The Bulldogs added three runs in the third and five in the fourth.
In the second game, McLouth again came out strong in the first inning. MHS scored four runs in the top-half of the first.
Pomona scored two runs in the fifth which cut the McLouth's lead to 9-2, but MHS added six in the sixth and swept the two-game set with a 15-2 victory.
Errors piled up for McLouth in the second game as MHS committed seven. The team had six miscues in the first game.
Pomona committed five of its own in the second game.
McLouth again put runners on base with walks. MHS had 11 in the second game and also had five hits.
Emily Nitzsche, on the mound for the Bulldogs in the second game, threw a one-hitter
McLouth 4-3, Oskaloosa 2-1
Game 1 R H E
Oskaloosa 001 000 1 -- 2 3 7
McLouth 120 010 x -- 4 3 2
Game 2 R H E
Oskaloosa 100 000 00 -- 1 2 4
McLouth 000 100 02 -- 3 5 4
Game 1 R H E
McLouth 203 50 -- 10 5 7
Pomona 000 00 -- 0 1 5
Pitching -- McLouth: A. Alloway, 5 IP, 1 H, 5 SO. Pomona: Simms, 4 IP, 2 H, 3 SO, 8 BB; Smith, 1 IP, 1 BB.
Game 2 R H E
McLouth 420 126 -- 15 5 7
Pomona 000 020 -- 2 1 5
Pitching -- McLouth: Nitzsche, 6 IP, 1 H, 9 SO, 4 BB; Pomona: Simms, 6 IP, 5 H, 4 SO.