‘Ugly’ night ends badly for McLouth
McLouth High had what baseball coach Clay Mayer could only describe as an "ugly" night on Monday at Oskaloosa. Not only were the conditions nasty, but the Bulldogs were outscored 19-5 in the road double header and fell to 2-4 on the season.
"We couldn't get the bats working and they hit the cover off the ball," Mayer said of the first loss, a 10-0 setback in five innings, noting that four of those runs were unearned.
MHS pitcher Derrick Crouse struck out four in the first loss. His counterpart, Oskaloosa's Boone Hesston struck out nine McLouth batters.
The second game was a little more competitive. The Bulldogs lost 9-5 as MHS pitchers Ryan Smith and Mark Stewart each struck out three.
The Bulldogs travel to Pleasant Ridge on Thursday for another doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. Mayer said MHS is hoping for warmer, drier conditions the next time it takes the field.