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Cards stymied by Huskies in baseball action

Cardinal Landon Odom pitches the opening inning against HBU, April 20, at Vincent Beck stadium

Cards stymied by Huskies in baseball action

Brian Quijada, UPcontributor

The Lamar University baseball Cardinals took on the Houston Baptist University Huskies, April 20, before a crowd of 1,923 at Vincent Beck Stadium, a good crowd for a windy Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the Cardinals fell to the Huskies 1-0, although both teams combined for 12 hits.

Lamar junior pitcher Landon Odom pitched three scoreless innings to start the game, giving up just three hits and with one strikeout. Trent Tompkins and Max Mize then pitched two shoutout innings each

Junior Daniel Cole came to the mound in the eighth inning. Unfortunately, he gave up a one-out triple to Austin Roccaforte. Three pitches later, he was driven home by Kevin Ortiz’s single for the only run of the game. 

Lamar’s Kelby Weyler runs to first base after hitting the ball to centerfield against HBU, April 20, at Vincent Beck stadium

Cole had to leave the game after getting hit in the elbow by HBU’s next batter. However, Cole was able to throw the runner out at first base before leaving the game. Cole had two hits and one strikeout.

HBU’s Will Rippol pitched four scoreless innings with just four hits, one walk, and one strikeout. The Huskies used five pitchers in the shutout, with Andrew Reitmeyer closing out the game.

Seven Cardinals took the mound, with senior Jack Dallas closing out the game. He had no hits and one strikeout. 

Senior Kirkland Banks led the Cardinals with three hits. Junior Kelby Weyler went 2-4 at the plate.

LU’s Kirkland Banks slides into second base after hitting a double during the Cardinals’ 1-0 loss to HBU, April 20, at Vincent Beck stadium

The Cardinals will take on the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks in a Western Athletic Conference three-game series at Vincent Beck, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

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