Cardinals softball advances to round 2 of state playoffs

Published 7:29 pm Thursday, April 28, 2016


Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 30, when Landrum plays round two of the District One 2AA state softball playoffs. On the evening of Wednesday, April 27, the Cardinals topped the visiting Saluda (SC) Tigers, 6-2, in the opening round.

Landrum scored three in the first, when Sarah Price tripled to lead off. Price scored on Alexus Atkins’s double. Emily Carter doubled in Atkins, stole third, and scored on Ciara Sikes’s single, to put Landrum ahead, 3-1.

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The Cardinals scored three more in the sixth. In that rally, Sikes raced home from third with run number six on this play, on an infield grounder.

Landrum was seeded number one in this tournament; Saluda fourth.

Cardinal pitcher Sydney Davis kept the Tigers mostly off balance with an assortment of blazing fastballs and deceptive off-speed offerings.

Saturday’s round two, also at Landrum, will feature the Cardinals against the winner of the Andrew Jackson/Newberry game. Game time is 6 p.m.