Adding another one to Landrum’s win column

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Landrum’s Michael Clark laid down an exquisite suicide squeeze bunt in the home sixth on Monday night, March 27 against visiting Whitmire, scoring Coleman Walker from third. Walker had previously doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Clark was safe at first on the play. A few plays later, Clark, shown here, got caught in a rundown between second and third and was tagged out, just before he reached second. However, his perfectly placed bunt gave the Cardinals a 6-3 lead, which was the final score. “He is a good bunter,” Cardinal head coach Daniel Little explained about Clark. “That play is something we wanted to work on for playoffs. The kids were up for it.” Little admitted that the suicide squeeze — so named because the runner from third charges toward home before the ball is bunted, and is typically out at the plate if no bunt is made — “is a dangerous play.” However, it gave the Cardinals a three-run, rather than a two-run, lead. (photos by Mark Schmerling)

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