Cardinals baseball survives Central Springs

GHV's Colton Schroeder throws a pitch to the plate during the Cards 4-2 win over Central Springs.  Schroeder struck out 12 and gave up 2 hits in the win.

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            Garner-Hayfield-Ventura baseball coach Shawn Schlecter perfectly summarized the Central Springs game at home after the first inning.

            “Four strikeouts and we’re down one,” he said on Wednesday.

            The game that ended up as a 4-2 victory for the Cards was a series of up and down luck where the team could get on base but couldn’t translate to runs.

            In the first inning, a dropped third strike would allow a Central Springs runner to score the first run of the game.

            The team worked on the pitching of Colton Schroeder in the grinding victory.

            Schroeder pitched all seven innings and pitched a staggering 12 strikeouts.

            “He’s a blue-collared hard worker,” Schlecter said. “He said I’m going to finish this thing [in the seventh].”

            The team also found good fortune to counteract the bad luck of the beginning of the game.

Read the complete story in the June 13 Leader.