McLouth baseball gets in win column
McLouth High’s baseball team picked up its first win of the season at Pleasant Ridge, in Easton, on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs rolled to a 12-6 victory in the first game of a doubleheader before falling, 13-8, in Game 2.
MHS (1-3) jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the third inning of Game 1, and after Pleasant Ridge cut McLouth’s advantage to one run in the bottom of the fourth, the visitors scored two in the fifth and ran away from PRHS with a five-run sixth inning.
Shawn Dailey was perfect at the plate for the Bulldogs, going 3-for-3 with a home run, and scored five runs.
Matthew Horton, meanwhile, hit two home runs — giving him three for the season — and doubled to go 3-for-4 with five RBIs.
Starting pitcher Brad Kabus picked up his first victory of the year, throwing four innings and giving up three earned runs with three strikeouts.
Pleasant Ridge scored six runs in the first inning of Game 2 to take advantage early and though McLouth cut its deficit to three in the top of the third, that was as close as the visiting team would get.
Dailey scored three times in the five-run loss and went 1-for-2 with a double.
MHS plays again at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at Oskaloosa.