Cardinals rope H-J, 4-0

Published 8:59 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018

By Caleb Adams

Leader Correspondent


BRIDGE CITY — The Bridge City Cardinals toppled the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks 4-0 at Cardinal Field on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals had control early and never let it go.

Bridge City had a chance to blow this game out of the water a couple of times, but couldn’t find the hits to create the runs batted in.

For Bridge City Logan Hamm, along with his pitching, went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double, and Justyn Romero also went 2-for-3 with a single and a double on the night.

Mason Murray for the Hawks, had the only hit for the team with a double, he went 1-for-3 on the night.

The Cardinals had trouble pushing runners in once they got on, as some early hits were wasted, but were still able to grind out a few small ball runs to get an early lead.

Bridge City’s pitching staff, which is a deep crew without a doubt, got the job done. The Hawks only threatened runs a couple times all night. Logan Hamm would get the win on the night with his starting efforts. Hamm went two innings with two K’s and two walks.

Hamm has a hard double to left center to knock in Slade Forman from first base, pinch running for Schuyler Thibodeaux, for the game’s first run. That would be the only run of the inning giving the Cardinals the first lead of the night.

The Cardinals found two more runs in the bottom of the third. Thibodeaux had a sacrifice ground ball to bring in Caleb DuBois from third, and Peyton Havard had a perfectly executed sacrifice bunt to bring in Justyn Romero from third as the Cardinals snared a 3-0 lead early.

The Cardinals’ pitching staff put together a solid outing, only getting into real trouble in the sixth, with a bases loaded double play at the plate to save a couple of runs, by the pitcher Havard.

Cameron Yadon would single in the sixth inning and later scored off of a wild pitch by the Hawks’ Jack Lewis, and the Cardinals were able to extend it to a 4-0 lead heading into the final inning.

Havard would come on and close the game out for the Cardinals and secure the Bridge City. Havard went 1 and 2/3 innings with one strikeout and a walk, helping to move the Cards to 4-2 on the season.

Bridge City will venture to the Cameron Yoe Tournament Thursday through Saturday.