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Eagles drop playoff opener to Landrum

LANDRUM — Unfortunately for the Tamassee-Salem High School softball team, it ran into a buzz saw – and an angry one at that – on Thursday.

Landrum had won 15 games in a row before losing its regular season finale. After Thursday’s game the Cardinals look to be back on track.

Landrum routed the Eagles 10-0 Tuesday night at Landrum in the first round of the Class A playoffs. The game lasted just five innings due to the 10-run rule.

“All week during practice we tried to put the last game out of our mind and just focus on what we could do going forward in the playoffs,” Landrum coach Tucker Hamrick said.

“I just preached to the girls that if you make a mistake there’s nothing you can do about it, you learn from it and move on.”

Jordan Farmer pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out 10 of the 16 batters she faced and allowing just one hit.

The Eagles (6-9) are scheduled to return to the diamond on Saturday to face the loser of the game between Chesterfield and Ridge Spring-Monetta.