The Lincoln County Cardinals finished the 2019 season with a record of 15-16, including a first-round playoff series win over Burke County. Post 455 was eliminated in the second round 3 games to 1 by the East number one seed Mint Hill.
Below is a list of some of the Cardinals’ team leaders, with a few highlights of the season submitted by head coach Bruce Bolick.
Pitching: Karson Williams - 4 wins; Josh Allen - 3 wins; Andrew Patrick, Jackson Farnsworth and Zach Horton - 2 wins each; Noah Sigmon, Noah Caldwell 1 win each.
Strikeouts: Andrew Patrick 34-1/3 innings - 46 strikeouts.
Hitting: Mathew Jorgensen - .390 (3 HR’s including 2 - Grand Slams), team leader with 24 RBIs; David Borges - .382; Gabe Duncan - .359.
Team highlights: Several comeback wins including playoffs:
1) 8-run inning vs. Burke County - Game 4.
2) 9-run inning vs. Burke County in Game 5 after 2 outs and nobody on to win the Series.
3) 10-run rally vs. Pineville, down 7-3 in a regular-season meeting.