Warriors weave Webb of trouble for Camden Military

bdountz@fortmilltimes.comMarch 17, 2014 

— Indian Land relied on a Webb of defense late in the game to turn back Camden Military Thursday night.

In the first inning, Camden hit the ball well and took control, scoring three runs, but Indian Land was not fazed.

“Whether it is 1-0 or 9-0, we have to do what it takes to win,” said Indian Land coach Bob LeRoy. “We always have to put pressure on the other team and keep the ball in play.”

Indian Land responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. In the fourth inning, pitcher Mike Webb was moved to second base and replaced by his brother, Chuck Webb. At bat, the Warriors got on a hot streak. Third baseman Jake Dyer started things off with a one-out base hit. Later in the inning, right fielder Manny McCord drove in two runs to put Indian Land ahead 7-6.

In the fifth inning, McCord again led with his bat, banking a left field triple and came home after the second of two Camden errors to make it 8-6.

Camden started the sixth on the attack. The Spartans took advantage after a couple of their batters were hit by pitches by stealing bases and cut the lead to 8-7.

In the seventh and final inning, Camden fell into a web of trouble when Chuck Webb struck one batter out and Mike Webb made a diving catch of a pop up to end the game.

“I wanted to get them with my curve ball because my fastball was wearing down,” Chuck Webb said. “I wanted them to get contact because I trust my fielders to get the job done and that’s what they did.”

Indian Land was scheduled to play Buford on March 18, York Prep on March 19, and Chesterfield March 21.

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