McLouth baseball reaches .500 mark
With its first sweep of the season Monday, McLouth High’s baseball team improved its record to .500.
The Bulldogs knocked off Maur Hill-Mount Academy in both games of a home doubleheader, winning 10-8 and 13-5.
MHS (4-4) actually trailed, 7-2, after four and a half innings in Game 1 before scoring five in the fifth and three in the sixth.
The biggest deficit for McLouth in Game 2, however, was just one run. The home team scored three times in the second inning to take the lead for good and added five in the third and three more in the fourth to take an 11-3 lead over the Ravens.
Senior Bulldogs starting pitcher Brad Kabus improved to 2-2 on the year with the Game 1 victory. He threw a complete game and struck out four while giving up four earned runs.
Travis Pope, also a senior, picked up his first pitching victory of the season in Game 2 after striking out 12 MHMA batters and allowing only two earned runs in five innings of work.
Offensively, MHS junior Cameron Humerickhouse and Kabus led the way for the home team in the sweep. Humerickhouse went 5-for-7 on the night, scored four times and drove in two runs. Kabus finished with a 5-for-7 night, too, with two RBI and five runs scored.
Shawn Dailey was 2-for-3 in Game 1, drove in a run and scored three times.
Matthew Horton went 2-for-4 in Game 2, with a double, a run and one run batted in.
The Bulldogs are off until 4:30 p.m. Monday, when they plays host to a doubleheader with Atchison County.