Streak ends with extra-inning loss

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Ahead of the tag Chuck Nickle Photography Stone Phelps, a junior at Cassville, steals a base during the Wildcats' extra inning thriller.

Logan-Rogersville scored twice in the top of the eighth inning and then held on to claim an 8-6 victory at Cassville on Friday night. The extra-inning baseball thriller put an end to the Wildcats' eight-game winning streak.

Cassville pushed that streak to eight on Thursday with a 6-3 win over Mt. Vernon.

Rogersville manufactured four runs in the top of the first inning to take the early lead on Friday night and led 4-1 after two complete frames. With two outs, Stone Phelps was hit by a pitch and scored Cassville's first run of the contest.

Rogersville stretched the lead to 6-1 in the top of the third inning, and then Cassville fought to a 6-6 tie after five innings.

The Wildcats scored three big runs in the fifth, with Garrett Kirk, Ben Makela and Ty Craig all finding home plate. Craig's double plated Kirk and Makela.

Rogersville's Kirkland and Schlesener scored in the top of the eighth. Cassville could not answer in the home half of the inning, and Rogersville claimed the victory.

Ty Craig led Cassville, scoring twice and collecting two RBI.

With the loss, Cassville's record slipped to 11-5, a far cry from the 3-4 mark they owned after a loss to Republic back on April 3.

The Wildcats play Friday night at Carthage.

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