Wildcats baseball have work left to do
Cassville puts season on the line Saturday
It all boils down to a one-game playoff series for the Cassville baseball team.
“We know it is a one-game season right now,” said Brandon Cobb, Cassville coach. “I told the guys to just focus on one thing at a time — one pitch, one swing and one play at a time. We can’t afford to look down the road. We are focused on Seneca.”
The Wildcats travel to Seneca on Saturday for the Class 4, District 12 tournament.
Zac Acheson will take the mound for the Wildcats.
“We’ve lost to Seneca twice this season,” Cobb said. “Our offense needs to carry us. Seneca is well-coached, and they have limited our ability to put the ball in play. I feel like if we can swing the bats well Saturday, we can have a positive result.”
Monett (15-5) claimed the top seed and Mt. Vernon (11-9) earned the No. 2. Both teams collected automatic byes into the semifinals in the six-team field.
Action begins at 1 p.m. with No. 4 Seneca, (10-10) and No. 5 Cassville (7-11).
The winner is slated to play Monett on Monday at 4 p.m.
The second opening-round game on May 11 pits No. 3 Carl Junction (6-13) against No. 6 Nevada (3-15). The victor of that match advances to face Mt. Vernon at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
The championship game is set for 5 p.m. on May 14.
This year’s tournament will be hosted by Seneca High School.