Diamond Colonels split DH with NW Whitfield
Cass High baseball split a home doubleheader Saturday with Northwest Whitfield at the Cass Athletic Complex. The Colonels took the opener 5-4 and the Bruins won the second game, 9-6. In the first game, Cass trailed 4-1 through five innings but scored twice in each of the final two frames for a come-from-behind win.
Blaine Ingram provided the heroics in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run, walk-off triple for the Colonels final two runs.
In the second game, Northwest Whitfield grabbed a 5-1 lead in the fourth inning and added four more in the sixth to build a 9-3 advantage. Cass threatened with three runs in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run at the plate, but came up short.
In addition to Ingram’s late heroics in the opening game, Thomas Botts was 2-for-3 at the plate. Matt Ballas had a double and two RBI. Logan Nelson, Jordan Gani, and winning pitcher Carson Hill added one hit each. Hill (3 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 3K) picked up the pitching victory in relief of starter Jayden Smith (4 IP, 4R, 1ER, 2H, 4BB, 6K).
In the Colonels’ 9-6 loss, Matt Shook was 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, and one RBI. Gani added a double and three RBI.
Thomas Botts (3 IP, 3ER, 2H, 4BB, 1K) started on the mound for Cass and suffered the pitching loss. Chase Botts (1ER, 1BB) , Logan Nelson (2 IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 2BB, 4K), and Ingram (2 IP, 4R, 1ER, 2H, 2BB, 6K) also pitched in the loss.
Cass (2-1) travels to Sonoraville Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch, plays at Rockmart Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and hosts Sonoraville on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.