MARSHVILLE, N.C. — Kaleb Kluttz did a little bit of everything for Mount Pleasant Thursday, guiding the Tigers to a sweep of Rocky River Conference foe Forest Hills, defeating the Yellow Jackets 11-3.
Mount Pleasant improved to 4-3 overall with the victory and bounced back from a tough loss against Concord on Wednesday. Both teams struggled at the plate early with Mount Pleasant’s Kluttz and Forest Hill’s Jordan Helms each pitching three scoreless innings to start the game.
When Mount Pleasant stepped to the plate to lead off the fourth, the Tigers blew the game open, putting up five runs. In addition to his strong effort on the hill, Kluttz was one of three Mount Pleasant batters with two hits in the game. Stewart Laws had the only trip around the bases with a three-run homer, his only hit of the game.
Kluttz pitched six innings for Mount Pleasant, allowing three runs while striking out 10 batters. Junior Mason Sweet closed the game out for the Tigers with two strikeouts in the seventh inning.