Landrum Cardinal baseball season ends with back-to-back playoff losses

Published 11:43 am Thursday, May 11, 2023

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LANDRUM–The Landrum Cardinals baseball team had a tough end to their 2023 season, with back-to-back playoff losses against Gray Collegiate Academy and Batesburg-Leesville. 

The Cardinals opened the playoffs as the #4-seed in the Upper State District 4 bracket of the 2023 2A SCHSL State Championship tournament. Their first playoff game took place on Tuesday, May 2, on the road versus Gray Collegiate Academy War Eagles out of West Columbia, SC. Unfortunately, the War Eagles were too strong for the Cardinals, defeating them by a final score of 10-0. 

Gray Collegiate Academy then traveled to play the 2-seed Saluda Tigers, while the Cardinals were relegated to the loser’s bracket to play Batesburg-Leesville Panthers. The game took place on Thursday, May 4, and the Cardinals played tough but ultimately went down to the Panthers 6-3, putting an end to their 2023 season. 

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Overall, the Cardinals finished the season 12-14, 2-6, with a total of 180 runs scored and 158 runs given up.