The Cass Colonels' baseball team split a pair of games Saturday in action hosted by Alexander High School in Douglas County.
Cass fell to the host Alexander Cougars, but defeated the McIntosh Chiefs.
ALEXANDER 10, CASS 7
Cass rallied to tie Alexander twice, but succumbed to four runs over the Cougars final two frames in a 10-7 loss Saturday afternoon in Douglasville.
Alexander led 4-0 before Cass tied the game with a four-run second inning. The Cougars then led 6-4 before Cass tied the game again in the top of the fifth, 6-6.
The Cougars scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and another run in the sixth and held on for the three-run win.
Alexander (5-3) pounded out 17 hits against Cass pitching compared to only four hits for the Colonels who took advantage of five Cougars’ errors to score five unearned runs.
Bricen Spencer and Payton Grant split the pitching duties for Alexander with Grant picking up the win.
The Cougars’ Justin Culpepper, Jason Hinchman, and Zach Smith combined for nine hits and eight RBIs.
Austin Pruett (2 IP, 5ER, 8H, 1BB, 2K) suffered the pitching loss for Cass in relief of starter Evan Hinton (3 IP, 5ER, 9H, 1BB, 2K). Gavin Young (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB) pitched a scoreless sxith frame for the Colonels.
Owen Means (RBI), Bailey Campbell (RBI), Cody Johnson (double), and Zach Yancey had the Cass hits. Bryson Markley finished with two RBIs and stole a base.
CASS 7, McINTOSH 4
In their second game of the day, Cass scored two runs in each of the first three innings Saturday on their way to a 7-4 win over McIntosh.
The game was played at Alexander High School in Douglas County.
McIntosh scored three runs in the fourth and added another in the fifth to cut the Cass lead down to 6-4, but the Cody Johnson came in to close down the Chiefs over the final two innings and the Colonels added an insurance run in the sixth inning.
Zach Yancey (5 IP, 4R, 1ER, 3H, 3BB, 6K) started on the mound and picked up the pitching victory. Johnson (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB) earned a save.
Yancey also had a 3-for-4 performance at the plate that included a two-run homer in the third inning.
Steven Spell had three hits and three RBIs for the Colonels. Clay Means (2 RBI), Tyler Hendon, and Nathan Smith had two hits each. Bailey Campbell added a hit and walked twice. Jake Collum had one hit — a double.
McIntosh also lost to Alexander earlier in the day. The Chiefs record now stands at 5-4.
Cass (7-4) plays at Kennesaw Mountain Tuesday and will host Adairsville Friday.