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Cascade falls in thriller against defending state champs

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 8:58 am

EAGLEVILLE — Cascade’s brutal schedule landed the Champs against the defending Class 1A state champions on Tuesday night at Eagleville.
Despite a valiant, six-run, sixth-inning rally, Cascade gave up a three-run homer to the Eagles in the bottom of the sixth and fell, 9-6.
The Eagles jumped on Cascade starter Walker Craig, who pitched well against Eagles potent lineup.
Eagleville took advantage of a walk and an error to help plate the first run in the bottom of the first frame.
Two more runs scored in the inning as Eagleville built a 3-0 lead off a RBI fielder’s choice and a RBI single.
The Eagles padded their lead and by the end of the fourth, led 6-0.
But Cascade’s bats came to life in the top of the sixth.
Sawyer Lovvorn led the inning off after being hit by a pitch and later scored off a double to right off Craig’s bat.
After a ground out and a fly out, Cascade found itself with its back to the wall.
The Champs responded with back-to-back walks, including a bases-loaded walk by Caden Hammonds, to score a second Cascade run of the inning.
Logan Pulley then cleared the bases on a second double in the inning, bringing Cascade within one run.
That’s when Jordan Childress stepped to the plate and scored Pulley to tie the game at six.
Put the Eagles’ powerful offense struck a game-winning blow in the bottom of the finning.
After the Champs had crawled back to tie the game at six, Eagleville put two runners on base in the bottom of the sixth after being hit by a pitch, bringing Joshua Jeffcoat to the plate, who crushed the game-winning, three-run blast over the left field fence.
Pulley went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs to lead Cascade, while Craig went 2-for-3 with a double as well.
On the mound, Craig pitched for innings, allowing six runs on five hits, only one of which was earned, while striking out four.
Logan Green worked the final two innings in relief and struck out two, while giving up two hits.
Cascade welcomes Richland in its home opener on Thursday afternoon at 6:30 p.m.

Cascade 000 006 0 — 6 7 4
Eagleville 310 203 x — 9 7 3

Cascade: Jordan Childress 1-for-4, Sawyer Lovvorn 1-for-4, Walker Craig 2-for-3, Jayden Hathcock 1-for-4, Thomas Demartelaere 1-for-2, Logan Pulley 1-for-3.

WP: Spann
LP: Green