Indian Land wins ‘mercy rule’ game

bdountz@fortmilltimes.comApril 18, 2014 

— The Indian Land High baseball team took advantage of just about every error Queen’s Grant made on the way to a 10-0 win last week.

Warriors Pitcher Chris Cantrell got things started with a double and was able to score after an error by the Queen’s Grant catcher. Indian Land had built a 3-0 lead after the first inning.

“It was good to see that from our players,” Indian Land coach Bob LeRoy said after the April 14 game. “We really struggled the past two games and to come out and play better was important.”

Chuck Webb then made the most of a pop up that a Queen’s Grant fielder dropped to get on base and he eventually scored on another error by the catcher.

Indian Land controlled the game defensively as well.

Webb replaced Cantrell in the fourth and struck out his first two batters. In the bottom on the inning, Indian Land padded its lead with five more runs, prompting the umpire to call the game early due to the mercy rule.

“We had everything go right for us,” Cantrell said.

“To get out of every inning everyone needed to make their plays. We stayed focus and that’s what really got us the win.”

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