Ingram tosses no-hitter as Colonels defeat Hiram; Woodland falls at Rome
After being shutout twice Saturday in a region doubleheader with Villa Rica, pitcher Blaine Ingram and the Cass Colonels bounced back Monday night as the senior hurler tossed a no hitter at home to beat Hiram, 9-0. Ingram struck out 12 in his seven innings on the bump. He walked two. Meanwhile the Colonels’ offense took a 3-0 lead through the first three innings, added a four-run fifth inning, and two more insurance runs in the sixth. Cass banged out 11 hits with the top three batters in the Colonels’ order striking for eight of those hits and six RBI. Jordan Gani had three hits including a double and a triple. Thomas Botts had three hits with a double and three RBI. Ingram doubled, tripled, and drove home three runs in his own cause.
Mark Perdue contributed a pair of hits including a double and two RBI and Trey Scott had the other Cass base hit.
The loss drops the Hornets to 6-5 on the season and 0-3 in Region 7-AAAAA. Cass (6-4, 1-2) plays Game 2 of the series at Hiram Wednesday at 5:55 p.m.
ROME 2, WOODLAND 1
The Wildcats led 1-0 after three innings, but a two-run fourth was enough to lift the Rome Wolves past visiting Woodland Monday night in Region 7-AAAAA action. Scotty Smith (6 IP, 2ER, 4H, 2BB, 11K) was outstanding on the mound for Woodland, but Rome’s Caleb Ellard (6 IP, 1ER, 4H, 4BB, 7K) picked up the pitching win for the Wolves with Jonathan Vigoa (1 IP, 0ER, 1H, 1BB, 2K) earning a save.
Woodland’s Phoenix Cramer — who had three hits in the game including a double — singled to start the Wildcats’ third inning. He later scored on a double steal of second by Peyton Posey and his own steal of home.
Rome answered in the fourth inning on a double, a walk, a double steal, and a two-RBI single by Hayden Filletti.
Brayer Cowan had a two hit game for Rome’s offense and Jack Orr added a double. In addition to Cramer’s performance at the plate for Woodland, Peyton Posey and Carter Heath had base hits.
Rome improved to 6-8 overall and 1-2 in Region 7-AAAAA. Woodland (6-6, 1-2) will host a rematch with Rome Wednesday at 5:55 p.m.