LMS baseball ties with Lockhart

Published 9:57 am Monday, March 11, 2013

The Landrum Middle School Cardinals baseball team played its second straight home game this week as the Lockhart Red Devils came to visit.

Landrum got out to a 3-0 lead through the first three innings. Then Lockhart scored three runs in the fifth to tie it and two more in the sixth to go ahead.

“Things looked bleak for our team, but never give up or count our Cardinals out because we came clawing back into the game,’ said Coach Jimmy “Hambone” Camp.

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With one out, Austin Farmer got on base, then stole second, as the opposing pitcher threw ball after ball.  Adam Burns hit a shot to short, but the first baseman couldn’t handle the throw moving Farmer over to third. With Cardinals on the corners, Cody ‘Flash’ Fortenberry came in to pinch run for Burns.

Lockhart tried to catch Fortenberry stealing, allowing Austin to score on the play and leaving Fortenberry on third. Trey Jackson then ripped a ball out into the night in right field, which tied the game up as Fortenberry scored.

Now, Noah Israel came to the plate. Jackson, the team’s go ahead run, stole second and then third. The Lockhart coach stopped the game to change pitchers twice, and a time out to talk things over. The game ended in a 5-5 tie when they automatically walked Israel because of a two-hour time limit and the Drop Dead rule.

Alex Hawk led the team with two hits, with Joseph Quinn, Cole Steele, Peyton Kemmerlin, Tyler Gibbs, Adam Burns and Trey Jackson each having one hit. Dalton Kuykendall, Joseph Quinn, Peyton Kemmerlin, Austin Farmer and Adam Burns each scored one run.

The team’s next game will be against Campobello-Gramling at Mabry’s field today, Monday, March 11 starting at 4:30 p.m.

– article submitted by Coach Jimmy Camp