Colonels drop regular season finale, prep for state playoffs
The Cass Colonels wrapped up the 2021 regular season schedule Wednesday with a 15-3 home loss to Class AAAAA No. 1-ranked Blessed Trinity in five innings. The bad news for the Colonels is the loss marks an 11th straight defeat. The good news for Cass is they begin next week’s state playoffs with a fresh opportunity and for only the second time since March 19 will not be playing a team ranked in the top ten.
The Colonels will travel to North Springs for a best-of-three series. The Spartans, Region 6-AAAAA champs, started the week just outside the Class AAAAA top ten according to the Georgia Dugout Club rankings.
Wednesday evening, Blessed Trinity scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and were really never threatened.
Cass (6-21, 5-10) scored three runs in the bottom of the third after they had fallen behind 12-0. The Titans added three more runs in the top of the fifth to secure the run-rule shortened win.
Aidan Larkin doubled home two runs for the Colonels in the third. The other Cass run scored on an outfield error. Kyle Miller had the other Cass base hit in the contest.
Blessed Trinity (22-8, 13-2) will host the No. 4-seed from Region 6-AAAAA in the first round -- either Grady or Chapel Hill.