Local players Carroll, Barrett shine against Cardinals

Jamey Carroll is a veteran infielder fighting for a spot on the Washington Nationals’ roster while Aaron Barrett has made a major league 40-man roster for the first time in his career.

Carroll, a Castle High School and University of Evansville graduate, and Barrett, a Central product, both helped their stock on Saturday as the Nats played the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-4 tie in 10 innings in exhibition action at Jupiter, Fla.

Carroll delivered an RBI single and Barrett retired all four batters he faced in relief.

–Gordon Engelhardt

 

 

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About Gordon Engelhardt

Many moons ago, I was a semipro baseball pitcher and my love for the grand old game continues unabated. I was lucky enough to cover the White Sox in the 1983 ALCS and the Cubbies in the 1984 NLCS while living in northern Illinois. I have covered several Cardinals games, but never in postseason.

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