Landrum Middle School Cardinals baseball split last two games

Published 9:55 am Friday, March 15, 2013

The Landrum Middle School Cardinals baseball team lost a heartbreaker Monday, March 11 against Campobello-Gramling 4-5.

Ryan Johnson and Noah Israel pitched well. Joseph Quinn and A.J. Raber had two hits each. Ben Schlappi had a single.

Landrum left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth innings.

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On Tuesday, March 12 the Cardinals came back out on the dirt and didn’t waste any time cranking up the Big Red Machine. Cole Steele did a great job with his first start on the mound allowing only one run. Israel, Corey Ashmore and Austin Farmer pitched well in relief retiring the final seven batters they faced.

A. J. Raber led the team at the plate with three hits, followed by Trey Jackson, Cole Steele, Alex Hawk and Cody Fortenberry, with two hits each; and Dalton Kuykendall, Adam Burns, Ryan Johnson and Miles McInernie, with one hit each. The big hit of the game was Fortenberry’s triple.

Trey Jackson and A. J. Raber led the team scoring runs as they plated three each. Fortenberry and Cole Steele scored two runs each and Ben Schlappi, Justis Horne, Dalton Kuykendall, Tyler Gibbs, Alex Hawk, Ryan Johnson, Peyton Kemmerlin and Austin Farmer scored one run each.

The final score was LMS Cardinals 18 and Lake Lure Raptors 1. The team’s record is now two wins, one loss and one tie.

– article submitted by Coach Jimmy Hambone Camp