Wildcats have work cut out in district

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Troy Rose and the Wildcats play for their season on Saturday in Joplin. Nancy Noll-Meyer/Special to the Cassville Democrat

Cassville faces win-or-go-home scenario in Joplin

It is now or never for the Cassville baseball team as the Wildcats enter Class 4, District 12 play on Saturday.

The tournament was originally set to be played at Seneca, but was moved when three feet of water submerged the Indians’ field in recent flooding.

Instead, the Wildcats and five other teams will play at Joplin High School.

The Wildcats earned the No. 5 seed.

Monett claimed the No. 1 seed and Nevada the No. 2. Both the Cubs and the Tigers received byes to the semifinal round.

Carl Junction was voted the No. 3 seed and Seneca the No. 4, followed by Cassville at No. 5 and East Newton at No. 6.

The Wildcats and Indians open play Saturday at 11 a.m., with the winner advancing to play Monett on Monday at 4 p.m.

Carl Junction and East Newton are set for a 1 p.m. Saturday tilt, with the winner entertaining Nevada at 6 p.m. on Monday.

The championship is slated for Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: