The good version of that high school baseball team showed up Saturday and collected 16 hits on its way to whipping Forsyth Central, 10-2. The other team collected two hits and fell 3-1 on Friday night to Johns Creek.
"Our team has been like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this season," head coach Todd Eubanks said. "We play very, very well one day and the next we don't."
He said the Colonels hit virtually everything that was thrown their way Saturday as they moved back above .500 in Region 7-AAAA, where it now sports a 9-8 record and a 13-10 overall record.
The Colonels pounced on Forsyth in the early going, racking up two runs in the first, one in the second and four in the third, for a 7-0 lead. Cass added a run in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Hurler Tyler Gates -- who also hit a home run Saturday -- was equally effective at mastering the Bulldogs, limiting them to one hit in four innings of work, during which he struck out five and allowed one walk.
The Bulldogs scored their two runs in the sixth inning.
Leading the Colonels offensively, Gates scored two runs and knocked in three runs; Sam Ayers scored twice and picked up two hits, one a double, and was credited with knocking in two runs; Taylor Bentley scored twice, tallied two doubles and a single while knocking in two runs; and Connor Law and Blake Kirk both added two singles.
Cass returns to the diamond Monday when it hosts Rome. Game time is 5:55 p.m.
Johns Creek 3, Cass 1
Dalton Weightman was stingy, scattering just five hits and two walks against Johns Creek over six innings Friday night.
But it wasn't enough as the three runs scored on his watch -- none of which was earned -- enabled the Gladiators to pick up a 3-1 7-AAAA region win and deal a blow to the Colonels' playoff hopes.
Coach Eubanks said Wildcat errors aided the Gladiators on Friday, but the Wildcat hitting wasn't as anemic as it might appear.
"Tyler hit one last night that was caught in about a 40-mph wind and hit off the bottom of the fence," he said. "We had another one that got caught in that wind. They both would have been home runs in our park."
Johns Creek scored in the bottom of the third and added two runs in the fifth, staking out a 3-0 lead that held until the top of the seventh, when Cass scored its only run.
Matthew Gorst got the win for the Gladiators, allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out seven in the complete game.
Scoring for the Colonels was Brandon Etheridge. Chad Taylor led the Cass offensive attack with a single and two walks while Blake Kirk tallied a single.
The Colonels were charged with two errors, as were the Gladiators.
Cass made its battle for a playoff spot tougher with Friday's region loss, but Eubanks said the team needs to focus on what it can do. "We have to win, so we need to show up Monday and do what we can do."