Dylan Williams struck out 15, and Cass crushed Pickens in high school baseball Tuesday, 7-1.
Williams surrendered three hits and one run — unearned — while giving up two bases on balls in what head coach Adam Williams called “a dominating performance for lack of a better word.”
The pitcher wasn’t the only dominant part of the Colonels’ game Tuesday as Cass hitters found a way to score in the first five innings. The Colonels pounded out a dozen hits during the evening.
“I was proud of how we kept extending our lead,” Adam Williams said.
The Colonels held a 7-0 lead before Pickens scratched its way onto the scoreboard in the top of the seventh inning.
Cass scored a run in the first and second innings, scored two in the third and fourth, and then closed its scoring with a single run in the bottom of the fifth.
The Colonels scored two runs in the fourth on an RBI double by Chaz Wilson and an error. Wilson racked up two RBIs on three hits.
Other offensive contributors included Brandon Etheridge, who scored Hunter Bennett on an RBI single in the second.
In the third, Cass scored on a two-run single by Alex Yauslin, bringing home Caleb Black and Austin Gore.
Adam Williams said Dylan Williams stayed in control even when things occasionally didn’t go his way.
“He didn’t get rattled,” coach Williams said. “He kept his composure on the mound when he got behind and worked his way out of it.”
Williams served up a diet of fastballs and breaking balls all game long.
“Dylan’s breaking ball has really come on,” coach Williams said. “He’s getting a little faith in that and you can tell.”
Cass improved to 10-5 overall and is 3-1 in Region 7-AAAA. PIckens is 6-7, 0-4.
The Colonels return to the diamond today when they visit Pickens in the second matchup of their three-game set. The game is scheduled for a 5:55 p.m. start.
The third game between the teams is scheduled for Friday with another 5:55 p.m. game start planned, this time the contest at Cass.
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