Late unearned runs doom Colonels at Sprayberry

Sprayberry broke open a tied game Monday night with a three-run sixth inning to defeat visiting Cass, 7-4.

The Colonels contributed to their own demise by committing a pair of errors in the decisive inning. Cass held a 1-0 lead through two innings and led 4-3 at the end of the fourth, but Sprayberry tied the game with a single run in the fifth and took the lead for good in the sixth. Cass managed a single baserunner in the seventh, but failed to threaten further. Sprayberry’s Cade Caldwell and Nate Marietta split the pitching duties and combined to allow only two earned runs while striking out 11. Bryce Koshko and Caldwell combined for four of the Yellow Jackets’ hits and three RBI.

Blaine Ingram (two singles) and Nic Wallin (double, single, RBI) both had two hits for Cass. Clay Means contributed a double and one RBI. Logan Nelson added one hit.

Matt Shook (1.1 IP, 3R, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 2K) was tagged with the pitching loss despite not allowing an earned run. Ingram (2.2 IP, 2ER, 2H, 5BB, 6K) started on the mound for the Colonels and Wallin (1.2 IP, 2R, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 4K) followed. Means (0.1 IP, 0R) retired the final out in the sixth inning.

The win for Sprayberry evened the Yellow Jackets’ record at 2-2.

Cass (1-2) will play at Adairsville Thursday before playing a pair of games Saturday in the Gwinnett County Invitational where they will face Centennial at 2 p.m. and Dacula at 5 p.m.

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