Cass takes sub-region series with Creekview
The Cass Colonels took advantage of some outstanding pitching and capitalized on scoring opportunities Friday night to defeat Creekview 4-1 in a Region 7-AAAAA, Sub-Region A matchup. With the home victory, the Colonels captured two of three games in the week-long series. It was the first sub-region series of the season for both teams.
The Colonels’ Jake Collum struck out five and allowed only one earned run on four hits and two walks in five innings of work to collect the pitching win.
Cass scored three runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead.
Evan Hinton walked and stole second to start the inning, before Collum singled to centerfield and moved Hinton to third. After Bailey Campbell walked to load the bases, Casey Patterson reached on a fielder’s choice that drove in a run. Boo Reed coaxed a walk that scored Collum and Steven Spell gounded out to second to score Campbell to make it 3-0.
The Colonels’ other run was scored in the bottom of the fifth.
Patterson singled to open the Cass fifth and Spell drove him home with an RBi single to left field.
Austin Pruett worked the final two innings in relief for Cass. Pruett entered the game in the sixth after Collum issued a leadoff walk. He allowed three hits with no walks and struck out one.
Creekview scored its only run of the game on an RBI single by Griffin Potts in the sixth inning. Ryan Stubbs had three hits, including a double, for the Grizzlies.
Cass (3-2 overall; 2-1 in 7-AAAAA-A) has a bye week in sub-region play next week, so the Colonels will play a pair of games at LakePoint in Emerson. They play Griffin at 5:30pm Tuesday and will face North Oconee at 5:30pm on Wednesday. The Colonels will also makeup a game at Adairsville on Saturday, March 12.