Likely concerned about a week-plus layoff entering the Class 5A state tournament, the Cass softball team added a tune-up game against Allatoona to the schedule Thursday on the road. While the …
Likely concerned about a week-plus layoff entering the Class 5A state tournament, the Cass softball team added a tune-up game against Allatoona to the schedule Thursday on the road.
While the Colonels wound up falling to the Buccaneers by a 10-5 final score, the most important thing for Cass would have been knocking off some rust ahead of the postseason.
And there did seem to be some, as the Colonels defense committed six errors, leading to four unearned runs, and the offense only managed four hits.
Alexis Woods led the Cass offense, finishing 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Kimberly Allen went 1-for-2 with a hit by pitch, two runs scored and one driven in. Woods and Allen both homered in the game.
Rachael Lee plated two runs, and Kelly Young wound up 1-for-2 with a walk.
Lee gave up 11 hits and two walks, with a pair of strikeouts, in going the distance in the circle.
Each team scored a run in the first inning. Cass (16-12) regained the lead, 2-1, in the top of the third before a three-run homer gave Allatoona the lead for good in the home half.
Allen's solo homer cut the deficit in half in the fourth, but the hosts countered with a crooked number to extend their lead to 8-3. The Bucs tacked on two more runs in the fifth.
Woods' two-run shot came with two outs in the seventh to set the final margin.
Cass, the No. 3 seed from Region 7-AAAAA, will begin postseason play with a first-round doubleheader Monday at Region 6-AAAAA runner-up Chapel Hill. A possible Game 3 would take place the following day.