Early Rome runs too much for Cass to overcome

Cass baseball fell behind early and was not able to recover in an 11-7 home loss to Rome Saturday. The Wolves scored nine runs in the first two innings and although Cass narrowed the margin to 9-4 in the middle innings, Rome was really never threatened. Three Rome pitchers — Hayden Filetti, Tristan Tillery, and Knox Kadum — combined to limit the Colonels to six hits and six walks while fanning ten. Kadum, Sevie Andrews, and Alden Astin combined for six hits and seven RBI for the Wolves. Cass starting pitcher Jayden Smith (1 IP, 8R, 5ER, 7H, 1BB, 1K) suffered the loss on the mound. Trey Scott (2 IP, 1ER, 2H, 2BB, 4K), Jordan Gani (3 IP, 2ER, 2H, 1BB, 2K), and Thomas Botts (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 1K) also pitched for the Colonels.

Blaine Ingram and Matt Shook both doubled and drove in two runs apiece for Cass. Bryson Markley added two hits. Clay Means finished with one hit and two RBI. Gani had one hit and Sam Melton drove in one run.

Rome improved to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Cass (7-7, 3-3) starts a region home-and-home series with Woodland Monday at 5:55 p.m. at the Cass Athletic Complex. The second game of the series will be Wednesday at The Ballpark at Woodland.

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