Archive for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

McLouth baseball rolls in regional opener

May 15, 2012

McLouth and Pleasant Ridge met twice on the baseball field during the regular season. Monday's regional opener served as a rubber match, and the Bulldogs won when it mattered most.

No. 3 seed MHS (11-10) cruised to a 10-0, six-inning victory at home to advance to Tuesday's regional semifinal. Calvin Booth led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three runs batted in. Wyatt Farris threw six shutout innings against the sixth-seeded Rams (6-13), striking out seven and walking none.

"Our pitching was good; that's where it started out," coach Kevin Stewart said. "Offensively, we came out and hit the ball good. That gave us a chance to get some runs early."

The Bulldogs will take on No. 2 seed Wellsville (13-7) at 4:30 p.m. today in semifinal action at Riverside High School in Wathena. The teams met for a doubleheader on March 29, and the Eagles won both games by scores of 6-1 and 11-3.

"The main thing we have to do is our pitchers have to throw strikes and get ahead in the count," Stewart said. "If they can do that, then we have a good shot. If not, then we'll have to score some runs."

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