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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wildcats baseball looking for consistency

It has been almost a week and a half since the Cassville baseball team has taken the field for a competitive game. Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on the Wildcats’ schedule, forcing three game postponements already for a team that just wants, and needs, to go out and chew up innings.

“We even have a tarp down here and we can’t play in the rain,” said Brandon Cobb, Cassville coach. “We’d like the rain to stop so we can play, but we can’t control the weather.”

The Wildcats are off to a 2-3 start this season and the whole story has come down to consistency, or a lack thereof.

“I like the way we compete to the last pitch no matter what the score of the game is,” Cobb said. “But, we are still a young team and we have too many highs followed by too many lows. We are lacking in consistency. One day we are hitting well and we struggle pitching, and the next game, we pitch well but can’t string together hits. We just need time to go out and play.”

The Wildcats opened the season with a 9-5 win over East Newton.

Sol Rainey earned the win on the mound and Bowen Preddy the save. Preddy went 2-2 with a triple and a home run and 3 RBI.

The Wildcats then fell to Riverton (Kan.), 10-0.

Cassville defeated Springfield Central in a 14-8 victory behind freshman Zac Acheson, who got the win on the mound. The Wildcats scored 6 runs in the 7th to win.

Cassville fell to Seneca, 4-3, and Galena, 7-2.

Preddy leads the team in hitting with a .471 average. As a team the Wildcats are hitting .232.

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