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Balanced Cass downs Murray County


Nobody had multiple hits for the Cass baseball team Thursday evening, but six of the nine batters recorded one and two others reached via bases on balls in a total team win over Murray County by a 7-1 score.

Having won a 3-0 home game with Murray County (3-8) earlier this week, Cass (6-5) took advantage of being the visitors to score right off the bat.

Bryson Markley walked and came around to score on a double by Clay Means, who later scored on an error for a quick 2-0 lead.

Control issues by the Murray County pitcher gifted Cass another run in the third. Matt Shook was hit by a pitch, and he eventually scored off of three walks.

The Colonels continued to pitch well, and they looked destined for another 3-0 win before finally scoring again in the sixth inning.

Shook singled, Means was plunked and Evan Hinton singled to load the bases for Steven Spell, who delivered a sacrifice fly.

Cass added three more insurance runs in the seventh for a 7-0 lead.

A sacrifice fly from Shook, a run-scoring double by Markley and a passed ball to score Markley provided the cushion for the Colonels, who allowed an earned run in the bottom of the seventh.

Means led the offense, going 1-for-1 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI. Markley reached three times and scored twice with one run driven in.

Shook finished 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI. Spell wound up 0-for-1 officially, but he walked twice and drove in a pair.

On the mound, Blaine Ingram struggled with his control but managed to get through four scoreless innings. Hinton allowed three hits, but he used four strikeouts to put up zeros over his two frames.

Cass heads to Sonoraville for a 5:30 p.m. game today.