Grand slams help McLouth baseball to win against PRHS
McLouth's bats were on fire Thursday against Pleasant Ridge in the first game of a doubleheader.
Pleasant Ridge held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the third. That's when McLouth's hitting clinic got under way.
Joel Dickerson and Kevin Stewart each had a grand slam as McLouth broke open the ball game with four runs in the third, five in the fourth and four in the fifth as McLouth pounded Pleasant Ridge, 14-2, in five innings.
McLouth held the visitors from Easton to four hits as McLouth pounded out 14 of their own hits. Joey Lawson was the winning pitcher in the game for the Bulldogs.
The momentum in the first game could have pushed into the second game, but an irate Pleasant Ridge team responded in the nightcap.
The Rams scored in each of the first three innings and eventually registered a 15-0 shutout.
With the split, McLouth's record moved to 3-5 on the season.
The Bulldogs played Tuesday at Atchison County and will be at home Thursday against Shawnee's Maranatha Academy.
MCLOUTH 14, PLEASANT RIDGE 2
Pleasant Ridge 110 00 -- 2 4 2
McLouth 104 54 -- 14 14 1
Pitching: MHS -- Lawson, 5 IP, 4 H, 7 K, 2 BB; PRHS -- Treatham, 3 1/3 IP, 9 H, 3 K; Hendee, 1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 K.
Batting: MHS -- Double, Dickerson (1); home run, Dickerson (1), Stewart (1), both were grand slams; RBI, Stewart (5), Dickerson (6).
PLEASANT RIDGE 15, MCLOUTH 0
Pleasant Ridge 155 04 -- 15 10 1
McLouth 000 00 -- 0 3 4
Pitching: MHS -- Lamborn, 2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 1 K, 3 BB; Rome, 1 2/3 IP, 3 H, 1 K, 1 BB; Jantz, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB.
Hitting: PRHS -- Double, C. Barnes (1), Smock (1), Price (1).
Avg.: Kevin Stewart, .526; Hits: Stewart, 10; RBI: Stewart, 17; ERA: Joey Lawson, 3.28; Strikeouts: Lawson, 32.
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