Lack of hitting hurts Lady Colonels’ cause at Buccaneer Bash
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Cass picked up valuable experience but not the wins its skipper wanted after it collided with four AAAAAA teams and one AAA team as part of the Buccaneer Bash, played at Cass on Friday and at Lassiter on Saturday.

Coach Greg Hight said he would like to have seen a better performance on the field but believes the Lady Colonels will learn from the tournament.

On Friday Cass defeated Roswell, 10-4, and fell to Coffee, 3-2.

The Lady Colonels were on the short end of the score in their contests against Lassiter, 8-1; Jackson County, 10-0; and South Gwinnett, 3-2.

“Against South Gwinnett we probably should have won,” he said. “We were able to hit the ball hard, but it was always right at someone when we did.”

Cass also played Coffee tough a day earlier, too, but needed another timely hit or two to change the game’s outcome.

Hight said the Lady Colonels did not hit the ball well with the exception of their contest against Roswell. He added they seemed to play better at home.

“We played with enthusiasm Friday and almost got two wins — we were beaten by Coffee with a bang, bang play at the plate,” he said. “When we loaded up and drove down Saturday, it was like it was a different team.”

Hight said the quality of play was high.

“I knew these teams would be tough, but we didn’t play up to our potential,” he added.

The Lady Colonels return to the playing field Monday when they go to Lee University to play a JV, varsity double header against Gordon Lee, a single A high school softball perennial power.

“We’ll be playing in front of some college coaches against one of the best single A softball programs in the state,” he said. “I hope we can recover quickly enough to make a good showing.”

The Lady Colonels then resume their region battles when they host Pickens County on Thursday. “We’re beginning to start the region part of our schedule now,” he said. “We need to get back to practice and hopefully get back on track.”

He said the bulk of the team’s region foes are ahead. “We just need to get back and start playing a little better and we’ll be alright.”

Cass is 0-1 in Region 7A-AAAA, losing to region foe River Ridge, 4-1.