Kade McClure was back to his old self Saturday, the big right hander yielding only six hits and one run as the University of Louisville baseball team kayoed Toledo 11-1.
Seven days ago McClure had struggled mightily against Duke, giving up three hits, two walks, and a hit batsman, watching four runs crossing the plate in the fourth inning before getting the hook. The only good thing in that two-run victory was that he was the winning pitcher.
He would allow only six batters to reach base in his most recent outing, improving his won-lost record to 5-1 before a crowd of 1,746 at Jim Patterson Stadium. The win enhanced UofL’s record to 37-6
The decisive hit in this one coming in the third inning, courtesy of third baseman Tyler Fitzgerald’s bases-loaded single two runs across the plate. Drew Ellis would hit his team-leading 13th home run in the fourth inning, the baseball sailing high over the left field fence.