Wildcats aiming for the zone

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Dylan McCormack and the Cassville baseball team attempt to extend the season Saturday in district baseball action. Cole Jackson/Special to the Cassville Democrat

Cassville looks to shock the field in district action

The season for the Cassville baseball team has been reduced to a series of one-game playoffs.

The Wildcats’ choices are simple, win and keep their season alive or lose and talk about offseason workouts.

On Saturday, this playoff season begins with the Class 4, District 12 baseball tournament.

Six area teams are vying for the tournament title and a chance to advance in postseason play.

This year’s tournament will be contested at Carl Junction High School.

Cassville checks in as the No. 5 seed, and the goal is simple, especially after a 12-2 loss to Monett last week.

The Wildcats issued 6 walks, hit one batter and committed 4 errors that gave Monett 9 unearned runs.

“We just need to throw strikes,” said Brandon Cobb Cassville coach. “Monett is too good of a team to be giving them free runs. We do that on Saturday, it won’t be a good outcome.”

Monett will seek to defend its title from last season and garnered the respect of the other teams in the bracket by earning the No. 1 overall seed.

Seneca claimed the No. 2 seed, followed by Nevada as the No. 3 seed and Carl Junction as the No. 4 seed. Cassville claimed the No. 5 seed, and East Newton took the No. 6 seed.

Action is set to begin on May 12 at 11 a.m. with Carl Junction and Cassville battling, followed by Nevada and East Newton at 1 p.m.

On Monday, Monett plays the winner of the Cassville-Carl Junction contest, with Seneca slated to play the Nevada-East Newton victor. The championship is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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