Archive for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

McLouth softball wins on road; baseball falls at home

Softball team scores 39 runs in eight innings

April 22, 2008

The McLouth High softball team scored a whopping 39 runs in a sweep of Doniphan County on the road Monday night.

The Bulldogs won the first game, 19-0, in three innings, before besting DC 20-0 in the second contest.

Lezley Lawson pitched the first game, and after walking the first two batters, she struck out the next nine for the three-inning no-hitter.

MHS was just as unstoppable at the plate in the drubbing. Kendall Patterson was 2-for-2 and is now batting .826 on the season. Lawson was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and five RBI. She raised her batting average to .807.

Melissa Rome went 2-for-2 with two doubles and Sam Farris had a single and a homer.

Farris threw the second game for the Bulldogs, striking out 12 and notching another no-hitter.

Rome was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate and hit two doubles. Lawson drove in four runs and went 3-for-4. Courtney Stauch was 3-for-4 and knocked another homer for the Bulldogs, who improved to 8-0 on the season.

McLouth has outscored its opponents 117-3 this season and coach Ballard Patterson said he is lucky to have so much depth on the roster.

"We're very blessed to have all of this talent at the same time," he said.

The Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday when they play host to Holton.

MHS baseball drops pair

The McLouth High baseball team had its struggles on Monday night at home against Doniphan County. The Bulldogs were swept, losing 14-1 and 14-4.

Vinny Gonzales was 2-for-3 in the first game. Brad and Brian Kabus were the only other Bulldogs to get hits in the loss.

MHS (2-8) was a little more productive in the second loss. Ryan Smith went 3-for-3 with three RBI and scored a run. Mark Stewart was 2-for-3 and scored a run. Brad and Brian Kabus also had hits for McLouth.

The Bulldogs travel Thursday to Leavenworth to take on Immaculata.

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