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De Soto 4, Louisburg 0

Louisburg had a tough time with the De Soto pitching staff last Tuesday at 3&2 Baseball Complex in Lenexa.

The Wildcats found themselves on the wrong end of a pair of shutouts against De Soto. Louisburg lost the opener, 4-0, and fell in the nightcap, 9-0.

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Sophomore Madden Rutherford started the opener and tried to keep the Wildcats’ in it. He pitched complete game and gave up two earned runs on eight hits and struck out two.

Louisburg catcher Chase Norton tracks down a De Soto player on a rundown last Tuesday.

De Soto’s Conner Mackay was tough on the Wildcats as he struck out 13 batters in the complete game shutout and limited Louisburg to two hits, which were singles by Beckett Rasmussen and Logan McClellan.

The nightcap was much of the same for Louisburg as De Soto jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings and never looked back. Jakob Krause had a pair of singles to lead the Louisburg offense, while Rutherford added a double. Garrett Harding also singled as the Wildcats totaled four hits.