CBC overtakes Lindbergh in seventh place for first state semifinal appearance since 2015 | High school baseball
He did exactly that, shooting a single down the middle to give the cadets a 3-2 lead. The clutch kick transformed junior Michael Walsh from a pitcher trying to keep the game close.
Walsh relieved starting pitcher Tyler Charlton with two outs for fourth place 2-0. He persuaded a Drew Politte roster to leave a runner in goal position in the fourth and escaped a second and third situation in the sixth by knocking out Roos.
“It was in the air until (Friday) who would be the starter, but one thing (Charlton) and I both agree is that if either of us needs to get out of the game, l ‘else would put it all on the line,’ Walsh said.
His first pitch of the seventh inning was driven over the left field line by Politte, but he caught a foul.
“I missed a cursor, so he probably knew a fastball was coming. He put a good cannon on the ball, but luckily it was just a long shot, ”Walsh said.
Walsh forced Politte back to the mound, knocked out senior Aaron Moss and edged out junior Adam DuPont in the first baseline sack on a ground ball to first baseman Schroeder to preserve the victory.
The clutch strike was Lindbergh’s signature in the opening innings.
After Roos opened the third inning with a brace on the left line, Dupont pushed him on with a two-out single down the center. After a first single and a stolen base by junior Chris Ammons, Roos brought it home with another two-out single.