Due to spring break, the MCHS baseball team played only one game last week. They hosted Clarke County in the Bull Run District opener for both squads. Untimely errors and early free passes doomed the Mountaineers in the 6-4 loss.
Connor Houser started on the mound for MCHS. The leadoff batter reached on a bunt single and promptly stole second base. Colby Childs popped out to right fielder Todd Davis. The next batter singled to drive in the first run of the game. Madison appeared to limit the damage to a solo run when the Clarke clean-up hitter lofted a short fly ball to right. However, the ball was misplayed for an error and lead to another run. Houser then issued four consecutive base on balls, leading to a 4-0 deficit.
Trey Deane entered as a relief pitcher and held the Clarke bats to two runs on six hits over more than six innings of work.
Madison chipped away at the lead, scoring two runs in the second, another in the third and one in the sixth to account for the final 6-4 score. William Graves lead the Mountaineer offense by going 2-4 with an RBI. Jack Bourdon tripled to drive in a run.
Madison was scheduled to host William Monroe April 9 and travel to Central Woodstock April 12.