Archive for Friday, April 8, 2011

MHS baseball earns road split vs. rival

April 8, 2011

McLouth High’s baseball team split a road doubleheader at Oskaloosa on Thursday.

After getting shut out, 4-0, in the opener, the Bulldogs bounced back with an outpouring of offense in a 12-9 victory in Game 2.

MHS led, 7-6, entering the seventh inning of the second game and scored five insurance runs, which proved more than necessary after rival OHS scored three times in its final at bat.

Calvin Booth went 4-for-4 at the plate for McLouth (2-4) with a pair of doubles and two RBI.

Travis Pope also played an important role, going 3-for-5 with, scoring three times and driving in two runs.

The Bulldogs couldn’t get their offense going in Game 1, and for the most part, neither could Oskaloosa. MHS starting pitcher Brad Kabus held the Bears scoreless through the first five innings. It wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth that OHS scored all four of its runs (only one of which was earned) and took control.

At 4:30 p.m. on Monday, McLouth plays host to a doubleheader with Maur Hill-Mount Academy.

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