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June 3, 2014

48th District Tournament First Round: 5-19-14 @ Wayne County Wayne County 5 McCreary Central 1

6-4-2014 —     The Cardinals started post-season play with a 5-1 victory over McCreary Central. Wayne County pounded out 9 hits in the contest on their way to the 4 run victory. Senior Landon Hutchison got the start on the mound, and escaped a bases loaded jam in the first inning. The Bat Cards responded with 2 runs in the bottom half of the inning. Trey Blevins got things started with a one out single to right and advanced to second on a bunt single by Hutchison. Ryan Corder followed with an infield single of his own which loaded the bases for the Cardinals. A wild pitch allowed Blevins to score from third, before another bunt single by Jon Criswell scored Hutchison. The Cards did not score again until the bottom of the 4th inning. Tanner Bell got things going with a two out single and a steal of second base. Blevins reached on an error by the Raider shortstop. Both runners advanced on a passed ball, and one pitch later both runners crossed the plate on a wild pitch and an error on the catcher. The Cardinals would tack on one more run in the bottom of the 6th as Hutchison's ground out scored Bell from third. Hutchison and freshman 

Dalton Garner did the job on the mound limiting the Raiders to one earned run on three hits. "Landon did not really have his best stuff and was struggling with his command, but he did a great job of not giving in and keeping them off the scoreboard," said Wayne County head coach Shane Blevins. "Dalton came in with runners on in a pressure situation and gave us a big lift. In an elimination game and 

the situation he was in, he performed really well. He pounded the strike zone and let his defense work behind him, and that is all you can ask. It was a very impressive performance for a freshman," said Blevins. The Cardinals advanced to take on the Southwestern Warriors for the 48th District Championship on Tuesday night.

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