Lady Colonels pound out 6-0 victory, rise above .500 in region
by David Royal
Sep 21, 2012 | 652 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cass cranked its hitting machine up early — starting with a standup double by its leadoff hitter — and the Lady Colonels played stingy defense to claim a 6-0 victory over Gilmer County in high school softball action Thursday.

The win allowed Cass to rise above .500 in its region and move to 4-3 in Region 7A-AAAA. The Gilmer Bobcats dropped to 6-16, 2-5 with the loss.

Coach Kyle Clayton said the Lady Colonels are showing signs of improving.

“We feel like we’re peaking at the right time,” he said. “Things are coming together. Our pitching and the defense has been outstanding and, finally, we’re getting those timely hits that we want.

“We saw tonight that we got some of those two-out hits with runners on base and that’s what we need to do in order to keep going in the region, especially in the region tournament. We’ve got to have that timely hitting, and it was excellent.”

Allison Story started Cass off on the right foot by hitting the center field wall in the bottom of the first, which was followed by an RBI single from Breanna Mahrt.

Kelsey Holloway moved Mahrt to second with a single and she later scored on an error. Holloway and Camey Kirkland then scored on a two-out single by Kiayana Farmer and the Lady Colonels were up 4-0 just like that.

Cass added a fifth run in the second inning when Bethany Ballard hit the left field wall and slowed at second. Mahrt sent her home with a single to center, giving Cass a commanding 5-0 lead after just two full innings of play.

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