Cassville enjoys a perfect baseball week
The Cassville Wildcats baseball team ripped off three consecutive wins during varsity action last week.
On April 23, the Wildcats blanked East Newton 10-0. Cassville then topped Mt. Vernon 8-3 on April 25 and completed the week with a 3-2 win over Harrison, Ark.
Against the Patriots, the Wildcats (8-11, 3-3) steadily worked to gain the win.
Cassville scored once in the first inning and four times in the fourth frame.
With one on and two out, Marcus Weatherman drew a walk. An error on a ball hit by Gabe Kirk allowed Stone Phelps to score.
Noah Hadlow extended the inning with a single to load the bases. Brady Blisard singled to score Weatherman, and Andrew Whitham singled to score Kirk and Hadlow.
The Wildcats added single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings before scoring three times in the home half of the sixth to initiate the 10-run mercy rule.
Weatherman was a perfect three for three at the plate with three RBIs and two runs scored. Ty Craig collected two hits in three tries with three runs scored and an RBI.
Hadlow earned the win on the mound. He threw six innings, allowed five hits and struck out one.
A seventh inning offensive explosion lifted the Wildcats to a stunning 8-3 win over favored Mt. Vernon.
Cassville trailed 3-2 heading into its final at-bat in the seventh before plating six runs.
The black and gold scored once in the first frame and added another in the fifth.
The Mountaineers countered with single tallies in the first, second and sixth frames to build the one-run (3-2) margin.
Cassville's seventh inning scoring splurge began when Phelps doubled to open the inning. Craig followed suit by singling to place runners at the corners. Weatherman drew a walk to load the bases.
Gabe Kirk gave the lead back to the Wildcats with a single to center field to score Phelps and Craig.
After a bunt single by Hadlow to reload the bases a Mt. Vernon error on a ball hit by Blisard allowed Kirk to score giving the Wildcats a 5-3 lead.
Hadlow scored on a wild pitch, and a single by Whitham plated Blisard to complete the inning.
Weatherman went the distance on the hill for the win. He threw seven innings and allowed six hits and three earned runs and struck out five.
Craig went four for four at the dish with two runs scored. Garrett Kirk and Phelps hat two hits apiece, and Gabe Kirk recorded two RBIs and one run scored.
Cassville completed the winning week with a 3-2 win over Harrison, Ark.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Kirk scored on a passed ball.
The Goblins tied the game with a tally in the third, but Cassville plated two more runs in the fourth to lead 3-1.
Weatherman led off the fourth with a single, and with two outs, Blisard drew a walk.
A Harrison pick-off throw to first sailed wide of its intended target and allowed Blisard and Weatherman to score.
The Wildcats won despite only collecting four hits, including a double by Gabe Kirk and singles by Weatherman, Hadlow and Phelps.
Whitham earned the win. He threw six innings, allowed five hits and two runs and struck out one.