Landrum's Bre Cuff connects on one of three homers on Friday night. Cuff was 3-for-3 with three homers and seven RBIs in Landrum's 10-0 playoff victory over Ware Shoals. (photo by Joey Millwood)

Landrum victory over Ware Shoals

Published 10:17am Saturday, April 28, 2012

Three innings. Three at-bats. Three home runs. That was Landrum catcher Bre Cuff’s night in the opening game of the state playoffs on Friday night. The senior strolled to the batter’s box three times on Friday night and every time she strolled around the base paths.

The senior hit three home runs in Landrum’s 10-0 playoff victory over Ware Shoals. All three shots were rockets to dead center field and Cuff drove in seven of the ten runs in the Cardinal victory.

“I’ve never seen that against us or for us,” head coach Tucker Hamrick said. “She was patient tonight. It didn’t bother her if she got a strike.”

The senior is known to catch fire for an extended period of time and now would be the right time for that fire to become a full blown explosion, Hamrick said.

“It’d be great because Bre leads the way,” he said. “She’s the fire in our offense.”

The Cardinal bats got started early. In the first inning, Taylor Wahler led off with a single. Lauren Pitts followed with a single. Jordan Farmer singled to drive in Wahler. Cuff followed with a three-run homer. In the second inning, Famer singled to reach base again. This time, Cuff hit a two-run shot. Another run scored on a Taylor Jenkins single later in the inning. In the third inning, Pitts walked. Two batters later, Cuff hit her third homer of the game.

On the other side of the landscape, Farmer handled the Hornet bats. The senior pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out six batters.

The Cardinals will host McBee today at 2 p.m.

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