Woodland completes two-game sweep of Cass
Woodland pitchers Bailey Ward and Ben Ammons combined to limit the Cass offense while the Wildcats’ bats produced just enough offense to defeat the visiting Colonels Wednesday night at The Ballpark at Woodland, 5-3. The Region 7-AAAAA win by Woodland completed a two-game series sweep of the Colonels by the Wildcats. Woodland won at Cass Monday night, 6-4. Cass took a 2-0 lead off starter Ward in the fourth inning on three walks and a two-RBI single by Jordan Gani. The Wildcats answered, however, with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead. That was enough offense for Ward (5.1 IP, 3ER, 6H, 4BB, 5K) who picked up the pitching win. Dallas Adams doubled home two runs in the fourth for the Wildcats. Ward drove in a fifth inning run with a bloop single to right field and two more runs scored on a wild pitch and a throwing error by the Colonels.
Clay Means singled home a run for Cass in the sixth inning, but Woodland coach Matt Montgomery turned to reliever Ben Ammons (1.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 1K) who got out of the sixth and worked a spotless seventh for his second save in the series.
Matt Shook (1 IP, 3R, 2ER, 1H, 1BB) suffered the pitching loss in relief of starter Blaine Ingram (2 IP, 0R, 1H, 2K) and Jayden Smith (2 IP, 2ER, 4H, 3K). Thomas Botts (1 IP, 0R, 1K) worked the sixth inning for the Colonels.
Means had two hits and one RBI for Cass. Gani finished with the two-RBI double. Smith, Ingram, and Logan Nelson had one hit apiece for the Colonels.
Ward, who finished with six hits in the series, had two hits and one RBI Wednesday. Adams (RBI) and Koby Stansel had doubles. Marco Haro and Zach Wilson had the other Woodland base hits.
Woodland (9-6, 5-3) travels to Carrollton Thursday to start another region series.
Cass (7-9, 3-5) plays at Rockmart Saturday at noon and will host the Yellow Jackets Monday afternoon in a non-region home-and-home series.