Archive for Friday, April 10, 2009

McLouth softball improves to 5-0

April 10, 2009

Before storms stopped a doubleheader short, the McLouth High softball team was able to add one more win to its season total on Thursday.

The Bulldogs beat Pleasant Ridge, 14-3, in five innings to improve to 5-0.

The visitors scored all three of their runs in the first inning, when Lezley Lawson walked the first two PRHS batters and the third one got under a pitch that appeared to be a routine pop-up. But high winds blowing straight out of the park carried the fly over the fence, giving Pleasant Ridge a temporary 3-0 lead.

That didn’t last, though, as MHS cruised to victory.

Senior Kendall Patterson went 4-for-5 in the win with three doubles, Lawson belted a three-run homer and Kaley Patterson was 3-for-4. Missy Rome also had a good day at the plate and had a triple.

MHS led, 2-1, in the second game when it was called off in the second inning. The game will be played at a later date.

Patterson chasing history

Kendall Patterson, who has started all four years at McLouth and signed to play softball at Kansas University, is currently just 13 hits shy of the state record for hits, 147.

With 10 hits so far on the young season, surpassing the record is more than probable for the senior MHS catcher.

Patterson had 35 hits her freshman year, 42 as a sophomore and 47 as a junior.

She will continue working toward the record on Tuesday when McLouth travels to Silver Lake.

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