Cass walks past Tigers
by Andrew Adler
Mar 15, 2013 | 888 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After playing possibly their worst game of the season Tuesday, the Adairsville Tigers were looking to do a complete 180 when they hosted the Cass Colonels 48 hours later.

“It was one of those games [on Tuesday] where we couldn’t hit or field,” said coach Eric Bishop.

Fortunately, the baseball gods let the Tigers regroup Wednesday.

Cass used the same preparation to make it two straight over Adairsville.

“It always feels great to beat a county rival in any sport,” Cass coach Adam Williams said. “You feel very fortunate when you have the opportunity to beat them twice in a row. I knew that they [the Tigers] would be ready to avenge their loss to us on their home field today.”

Well, for five innings they were.

In the sixth, the Colonels scored seven runs on just one hit en route to a 9-6 victory and their second straight win over Adairsville in three days.

Over five innings of play, Cass was held to two runs and Hunter Southern’s base hit.

“Then we started wasting outs and started throwing balls instead of strikes,” Bishop said.

How the Colonels managed to score seven runs on only one hit might be a math equation Adairsville and Cass’ math teachers introduce into its core curriculum starting today.

“The key to that inning was that we putthe ball into play,” Williams said. “When you do that, you force the other team to make plays. That’s what we did tonight.”

The inning began innocently enough with a walk and a fly ball to center. That was followed by two walks, an infield error, a strikeout, another infield error, a bases-loaded walk, another infield error, an RBI single, and mercifully for the Tigers, an inning-ending strikeout.

Overall, the Colonels sent 11 players to the plate that inning. The only RBIs for Cass belonged to Dylan Williams and Sam Russell. Williams drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk, while Russell had the only hit of the inning — a two-out, run-scoring single.

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