CHS Wildcats pick up wins

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Safe Chuck Nickle Photos Freshman Chase Jackson, pictured above, slides safely across the plate in action against Seneca. On Friday, the freshman Wildcats won their first game, 11-3, and lost their second game, 8-7. In the photo at right, shortstop Jordan Fisher applies a late tag during the team's second game against the Seneca Indians on Friday. The young 'Cats will play Southwest this Thursday at home. The game begins at 4:30 p.m.

The Cassville Wildcats improved their baseball season record to 3-2 last week with home wins over Seneca and Reeds Spring. The Wildcats defeated the Seneca Indians on Monday by an 8-4 score then clipped the Reeds Spring Wolves 5-3 on Tuesday.

John Cavness struck out nine while picking up the win over Seneca. Cavness surrendered a pair of runs to the Indians in the top of the first inning, but the Wildcats responded with five runs in their first at bat. Seneca plated two more runs in the sixth, but the Wildcats shrugged off the uprising with three more runs to post the final score.

Kreg Myers led Cassville with three hits, while Garrett Kirk posted three RBI.

Against Reeds Spring on Tuesday, the Wildcats built a comfortable 5-1 lead after five innings but then had to hold off a late rally by the Wolves to secure a 5-3 victory.

Ben Makela started on the hill for the Wildcats and struck out nine while pitching into the sixth inning. Both Trey Rose and Myers posted RBI in the game for Cassville.

The Wildcats are in action next Tuesday at home against Lamar. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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