Young Landrum baseball team falls short in first home game

Published 9:56 am Monday, March 11, 2013

In the top of the third, Broome sent seven runners around the bases without the benefit of many hits, but took advantage of a missed double play opportunity, an errant throw that bounded through the infield and other not-quite-good-enough plays by the Cardinals.

McCallister noted that not being able to turn that double play, and getting just one out didn’t help his team, adding that if some of those plays had gone the other way, the score would have been much closer.

But, he added, “That’s baseball. You have to make the plays.”

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Reliever Jonah Corn held Broome in check, using an assortment of off-speed pitches and mostly good control.

“He’s dependable,” McCallister said of Corn. “He’ll throw strikes.”

One of Corn’s offerings did plunk a batter, but Corn was able to strand him, and stop the bleeding, giving the Cardinals a chance to get back in the game. Their best chance came soon after, when they loaded the bases with one out. But, a strikeout, followed by a very close out at first on an infield grounder, kept at least one run from scoring, and ended a potential rally.

“Hopefully, when the weather warms up, we’ll warm along with it,” said McCallister.

After hosting Crescent last Friday, the Cardinals travel to Powdersville tomorrow (Tuesday), and to Crescent on Thursday. On Friday, March 8 they were back home against Liberty.