Cats batter Lamar, 10-1

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seven games, 72 runs.

The Cassville offensive juggernaut continued its domination of opposing pitching with a decisive 10-1 victory over Lamar on Tuesday, April 13 at Wildcat Field.

Kyle Rhea went the distance, pitching all seven innings. The big right hander struck out five and scattered five hits in earning his third victory of the season. Rhea had exceptional control in front of the partisan crowd. He issued no walks and required only 82 pitches to subdue the Tigers.

Now 6-1 overall and 1-0 in Big 8 play, the Wildcats have won those half dozen games by an average score of nearly 12-1.

The Wildcats scratched out one run in the bottom of the first then roared back with four more in the second inning.

After holding Cassville scoreless in the third, the Tigers scored their lone run in the top of the fourth frame. The Wildcats answered with two more tallies in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Cassville could not scratch home enough runs to shorten the contest, but the extra work mattered little to Rhea.

The powerful Cassville offense banged out 13 hits against Lamar. Travis Northern went three for three with an RBI and also scored a run.

Taran Holt had a two-for-three day at the plate. He also walked, while collecting a double, an RBI and scored 2 runs.

Trey Rose went two for four with both hits going for extra bases. He also scored twice.

Leadoff man Trevor Tanner had two hits with a double and a run scored.

The JV 'Cats roughed up the visiting Tigers as well, taking an 8-0 victory. Joel Maher pitched five innings of the shutout to get the win.

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