Crossroads Baseball Get Back on Track

Roadrunners upend Viewpoint

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014, 4:55:00 AM

Dennis Freeman

Crossroads pitcher Lawrence (LJ) Gilliam doing his thing on the mound.
Courtesy photo
Crossroads pitcher Lawrence (LJ) Gilliam doing his thing on the mound.

After a couple of close losses,

Crossroads baseball team got back in the win column Tuesday with a 3-2 win

against Viewpoint. Crossroads took the lead in the in the bottom of the first

inning, jumping out to a 1-0 lead.

Viewpoint answered with a two-run

third inning. Crossroads scored the tying and winning runs in the bottom half

of the fifth inning to end a three-game losing streak. The Roadrunners were 3-1

before embarking on the three-game skid.

 It’s not like the Roadrunners haven’t played

good enough to win those prior three games. Crossroads dropped a 10-8 decision

to New Community Jewish High School, fell 7-6 to Paraclete, and loss 3-0 to

Sierra Canyon.

Crossroads’ pitcher Lawrence

Gilliam pitched and hit well enough for the Roadrunners against Sierra Canyon

to give his team a shot at winning the game. Gilliam gave up just two hits

through five innings and collected two hits of his own in the defeat.

Crossroads, which has posted a 4-4

overall record before Thursday’s game against Campbell Hall, is 3-1 at home

this season following the April 8 contest against Viewpoint. Crossroads is

currently in third place in the Alpha League, behind second place Campbell Hall

and the league-leading Paraclete, whom they play again April 29 and May 1.

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