Steven Spell tossed a complete game, four-hit shutout Thursday night at Paulding County to keep the Cass Colonels’ state playoff hopes alive.
The Colonels will need to win in their season finale' Monday against these same Patriots plus get some help. Both Woodland and Villa Rica are 1.5 games ahead of Cass in the race for the fourth playoff seed from Region 7AAAAA and both have four region games remaining.
Thursday night, the Colonels scored four runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth. That was plenty of offense on this night for Spell.
The junior righty went the full seven innings, scattered four hits, four walks, and fanned six Patriots. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double.
Bailey Campbell was 3-for-4 for the Colonels with two RBIs. Brett Gaddy had a hit, a walk and scored two runs. Logan Nelson added an RBI single, walked, and scored a run. Gavin Young also scored a run and drove in one.
Paulding County falls to 8-17 overall and 2-11 in Region 7AAAAA.
Cass (14-14, 7-8) has a non-region home game Saturday at 11am with River Ridge and will wrap up the regular season with Paulding County at home Monday at 5:55pm.
PHOTO CREDIT: TCPics Photography / Susan and Travis Cochran