Callaway’s late rally falls just short against Valley in season opener

Published 8:06 pm Friday, February 16, 2024

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Callaway’s late rally attempt fell just short against Valley (AL) in a 1-0 loss in the regular season opener.

Callaway had a hard time getting a read on starting pitcher Seth Hammock, who pitched five innings and allowed just two hits. 

Carter Green entered the ball game in the sixth inning and slammed the door on the rally attempt from Callaway.

In fact, the seventh inning was the first inning in which the Cavaliers got a runner all the way to third base. The team was able to get runners on second and third base without any outs. Unfortunately, the home crowd was left disappointed as Callaway registered three straight outs despite having the tying run just 90 feet from home.

Brantin Swanson got the start on the mound for Callaway and was outstanding in his four innings of work, allowing just three hits on five strikeouts. Blake Harrington came in to relieve him for the final three innings, allowing the only one hit on three strikeouts. 

Valley’s lone run came in the top of the fifth when an error allowed Mason Yarbrough to reach home safely.

Luke Taylor and Wesley Williams were the only Cavaliers to get a hit in the game.

Callaway starts the 2024 season 0-1 and will return to the diamond at home on Saturday against Pepperell.