The Longhorns scored in each of the six innings of play while Cass didn’t show any offensive muscle until the bottom of the fifth inning, when it was down 10-0.
Cass put up three big runs in that inning, averting a run-rule shortened game, but the Longhorns came back even stronger in the top of the 6th with 8 runs to claim their final margin of victory after protecting the plate in the bottom of the frame.
The Longhorns put 1 run up in the top of the first, 3 in second, 1 in the third and fourth, 4 in the fifth and 8 in the sixth inning.
The Colonels were held to one hit in the first four innings of play, with Dalton Parham doing the honors in the bottom of the first.
Parham’s single had advanced Tyler Gates, who got on by a base on balls, into scoring position at second but both were stranded by the early inning anemic batting totals.
The Cass bats went quietly until the fifth inning, when Brandon Etheridge doubled his way onto base. With two outs, Chris Morton took a third called strike but advanced to first anyway when the ball was dropped while Etheridge advanced to third. Etheridge scored the Colonels’ first run on a wild pitch and Morton moved to second. He later scored on a single by Sam Ayers, who scored on an error.
The Colonel offensive explosion closed the score to 10-3 but the Longhorns answered with 8 runs the next inning, to run the tally to 18-3.
Parham led the Cass hitters with two.
Despite Friday’s result, the Colonels still had a good week as they picked up wins against Creekview and South Forsyth for a 10-8 overall record that was 5-7 in Region 7-AAAA.
Cass next plays Wednesday when it hosts Sequoyah. The game starts at 5:55 p.m.
Woodland 7, Forsyth Central 4
The Woodland Wildcats traveled to Forsyth Central and defeated the hosts 7-4 in Friday baseball action. The Wildcats scored 3 in the third, another 3 in the fifth and got 1 run in the seventh for the win.
Forsyth Central scored in the third, added 2 in the fourth and tallied their final run in the sixth.
Camden McGill tripled and got 1 RBI.
Robert Harris went two for two with a double and two walks.
Tyler Stringer was two for four with four RBIs and a home run.
Blake Hall went one for one with a walk and two runs scored.
Blake Hall pitched three and a third innings, gave up three hits, two earned runs and got three stirke outs.
Robert Harris pitched two and two third innings and got three strikes outs and the win.
Dalton Martin relieved one inning for the save.
Woodland returns to the diamond Monday, traveling to Sequoyah with a game start at 5:55 p.m.