Less than 24 hours after a tough home defeat, the Cass softball team went on the road and brought back a win.
Rachael Lee starred for the Colonels at the plate and in the circle, as Cass cruised to a 9-1, six-inning victory over Rome in Region 7-AAAAA action.
Lee went 3-for-3 at the dish, including a double, with three RBIs. The freshman needed just 54 pitches to toss a complete game. She gave up one unearned run on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
Eryn Lee, who wound up scoring four times, got Cass on the board almost immediately. She walked, stole second and took third on an error, and scored on a passed ball for a 1-0 advantage.
The Colonels (3-13, 3-7) tacked on another run in the second. Courtesy runner Kaila Carson crossed the plate on Maggie Collum's single. Carson was running for Jaden Musacchio after the Cass catcher led off the frame with one of her three hits.
Eryn Lee scored on an error and Rachael Lee singled home Macenzie Dougharty from a 4-0 advantage entering the fourth inning. That's when the Colonels began to blow the game open, doubling their advantage with a four-run stanza.
Singles by Haley Owens and Kelly Young put runners on the corners with one out. Eryn Lee singled home Owens, who had a pair of hits, and Dougharty brought in Young on a groundout. Consecutive flyballs to center resulted in a sacrifice fly by Rachael Lee and a run-scoring error for a healthy 8-0 lead.
A pair of singles and an error in the bottom of the fourth gifted Rome (4-15, 1-10) its lone run of the evening.
Cass rebounded from its only scoreless frame to score a single run in the sixth to help end the game an inning early. Eryn Lee again benefitted from an error, reaching base on a Rome miscue, and Rachael Lee provided a run-scoring single.
After taking an eight-run lead, Rachael Lee closed things out in the bottom of the sixth with little drama, retiring the Wolves in order.
Cass will head to Kell on Thursday for another region contest before heading to Chattanooga for the weekend to play in a tournament.