Campbell homers again as Colonels win at Sequoyah


Behind another power hitting performance by Bailey Campbell and a combined four-hitter tossed by four Cass pitchers, the Colonels won a non-region game at Class 6A Sequoyah Thursday night in Hickory Flat, 6-2.


Campbell finished the night 3-for-4 with a homerun and a double. It was his third homerun in as many games.


Jake Collum drove in a pair of runs in a 2-for-3 performance for Cass that included a walk. Zach Yancey and Cody Johnson had the only other base hits for the Colonels. Cass drew six walks as a team and also had two hit batsmen.


Sequoyah led 1-0 after one inning, scoring on a pair of singles that sandwiched an infield error to plate an unearned run off Cass starter Evan Hinton.


The Colonels responded, however, with a run in the second and two more in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead.


Johnson coaxed a walk and advanced the next three bases on wild pitches to give Cass a 2-1 lead in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Tyler Hendon and Steven Spell both walked to open the frame before Hendon scored on a Collum single and Spell crossed the plate on yet another wild pitch that gave the Colonels a 3-1 advantage.


The Chiefs took advantage of a walk, stolen base, and sacrifice fly to narrow the margin to 3-2 in the fifth inning, but the Colonels answered with a run in the top of the sixth to regain their two-run lead.


Nathan Smith was hit by a pitch and Garrett Brookshire entered as his courtesy runner. Gavin Young walked and the two runners swiped second and third on a double steal. During that play, Brookshire was able to score for a 4-2 Cass lead.


Cass added insurance runs in the sixth on the Campbell solo shot and an RBI single by Collum.


Hinton (4 IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 2K) was credited with the pitching win. Collum (1 IP, 1ER, 0H, 2BB, 2K) and Johnson (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 1K) pitched the fifth and sixth innings with Yancey (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 0BB, 1K) earning a save with a shutout seventh inning on the mound.


Sequoyah falls to 1-3 with the loss.


Cass (5-0) will host non-region games with Rockmart and Alexander Saturday. The Rockmart game is scheduled for 10am and the Alexander game is set for 5:30pm.

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