Kade McClure grooving again, UofL thumps Toledo

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.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.