Cass shut out at Rome

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Facing a Georgia Highlands commit in Alden Astin, the Cass High baseball team couldn’t get the bats going Wednesday in a region loss at Rome.

The Colonels had been playing good baseball of late, winning three of their first four region games while averaging 8.5 runs per game in region play.

However, just four Cass batters reached base and the Colonels had just two hits in Wednesday’s 3-0 shutout loss.

Rome scored a run in the second inning when Virginia Tech football commit Knox Kadum tripled to right field and scored on a groundout. Rome scored again in the fourth when Astin hit an RBI triple and then scored on a Brayer Cowan single with two outs.

Logan Nelson pitched all six innings for Cass, allowing five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Even with the loss, his ERA still stands at a strong 2.46.

The Cass offense, meanwhile, didn’t advance a runner into scoring position until the seventh inning when Thomas Botts singled, advanced on an error and moved to third on a groundout with two outs. A strikeout, though, ended the Colonels’ best chance to score.

Cass now moves to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in Region 7-AAAAA with the loss. The team will get a chance for revenge and a series split with Rome Friday at home.