MHS takes 3rd with exciting finish
The McLouth High softball team has another trophy to add to its collection, hardware the Bulldogs received after an exciting game Friday at the state tournament Saturday in Pratt.
Angela Dailey connected for a walkoff hit for McLouth in the Class 2-1A consolation game against Moundridge, helping the Bulldogs to a 6-5 victory against the Wildcats.
Moundridge struck first with a run in the top of the third, but McLouth responded with two runs of its own in the bottom of the second. Moundridge tied the game, 2-2, with another run in the fourth before McLouth answered with three runs in the fourth and had a 5-2 lead. The Wildcats scored in the next two innings and tied the game, 5-5 heading into the seventh and final inning.
In the seventh, Dailey had some clutch-time heroics and helped the Bulldogs to the third-place finish.
McLouth finished the season 21-5, while Moundridge ended the year 15-11.
Chase County pushed its state-record winning streak to 92 games in a 10-0 championship victory against Ell-Saline. CCHS outscored opponents, 29-0, at state and finished the year 26-0. The program has won four straight state titles.
CCHS and Ell-Saline were scoreless through two innings, but the Bulldogs scored 1, 2, 3 and then 4 runs in the next four innings on their way to a championship victory. The Cardinals finished the year 19-5.
McLouth appeared in its second straight state appearance, building on last year when a young squad fell in the quarterfinals, 10-0, to Hillsboro.
CCHS overpowers McLouth
Chase County held a 1-0 lead through two innings and then 5-0 after a four-run third on its way to the 10-0 semifinal victory against MHS.
McLouth had some opportunities to get on the scoreboard but couldn’t capitalize. Chase County padded its lead with more runs in the fifth and sixth inning before securing the shutout victory.
MHS handles Yates Center
McLouth advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1 victory against Yates Center.
The Bulldogs struck early with a run in the first and then four more in the third and never looked back.
YCHS scored one in the fourth, but McLouth pitcher Shannon Greene limited the Wildcats to just two hits in a complete-game victory.