Baseball team looks to keep their power streak going with Robbie Taylor at the helm

The Cards baseball team plays Bloomington South today, May 6.  The Cards are coming off a doubleheader against New Castle last Saturday, May 2, which they won once and lost once.  The win was won with a walk-off two-run home run by senior Robbie Taylor.  This was his third homerun of the year, having his fourth against Columbus North Monday, May 4.  The home run gave the team the lead, which eventually led to the team’s third win of the season.  Taylor says that his recent playing has helped give the team confidence through the tough season.

“This gives our team a boost,” Taylor said.  “We’ve got a lot of younger guys on the team who haven’t seen a lot of high school playing time yet.  The (overall) confidence level is going up because now we’re winning some.”

According to Taylor, last years Bloomington South team had 10 seniors, so he doesn’t know what to expect out of their team this year.  Head coach Mr. Scott Whitlock says that hopefully the team will be able to size up the Bloomington South team before having to play them in the first round of the conference tournament.

According to Whitlock, the team has had two wins out of the past three games , which is all ultimately leading to the team’s main focus, the county tournament.  He says that the wins have been great, but the playing needs to continue carrying over into other games.

“When we beat Columbus East on Monday, it showed, like we’ve said all year long, what this team can do,” Whitlock said.  “I mean we looked out on the field and had two seniors, a junior, four sophomores and two freshman.  Hopefully we can see what we have to do (and) what we did to give a little momentum (to the team).”

The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Holder Field.