Cass drops two, season ends at Carrollton
by Staff Report
May 03, 2014 | 678 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cass had already made a late-season run just to qualify for the state playoffs.

However, facing one of the top baseball teams in Class AAAA, the Colonels ran out of late-inning rallies and lost both games Friday night on the road at Carrollton to end their season.

Cass was shut out the first game, 3-0, despite a strong pitching performance from Brandon Etheridge.

Etheridge threw five shutout innings, but started to wear down in the sixth when Carrollton scored three runs, one earned, to take Game 1.

Etheridge allowed just three hits and struck out four in 5 2/3 innings.

The Cass offense was unable to provide Etheridge with run support and had just two hits in the game.

Cass was able to score four runs in the second game, but Carrollton scored nine runs of its own to win the game.

Carrollton produced two runs in the top of the first, but the Colonels were able to answer back with one of their own on an RBI single by Boo Reed.

Carrollton came back with two more runs in the top of the second, but Cass was able to score two of its own in the bottom of the inning on a walk by Sam Russell, a double by Alex Yauslin and a triple by Chris Morton.

However, Carrollton only increased its lead from that point with a run in the fourth inning and two more in each the sixth and seventh.

Cass would tack on another run in the seventh, but it would not be enough as the Colonels end their season at 9-18.