McDonogh routs Mt. St. Joe Baseball


Kenny Cloude did it all yesterday as third-ranked McDonogh (11-2) whipped visiting and No. 4 Mount St. Joseph (12-3), 19-3.

It marked the second time this season that McDonogh routed the Gaels. McDonogh had won, 11-2, in the first meeting.

The victory left the Eagles 10-1 in Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference, a game up on Calvert Hall (9-2) and two ahead of St. Joe (7-3).

Cloude (5-2), the ace of the defending MSA A Conference champions' pitching staff, was sharp in the early innings (retiring the first seven batters) and didn't give up any runs until the final two innings.

Working on just three days rest after he had shut out Loyola, 3-0, Thursday, the McDonogh senior right-hander finished with a five-hitter, seven strikeouts and two walks.

At the plate, Cloude was 5-for-5, including a bases-loaded triple and a bunt hit, two stolen bases, four runs scored and four RBI.

"Kenny's tough and wants to throw a no-hitter every time he goes out there," said McDonogh coach Al Poklemba.

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