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Champs down Tigers with 3-run 4th inning

Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:39 pm

Post Photo by Chris Siers Starting Cascade pitcher James Magee fields a bunt and fires the throw to first for the out.

LEWISBURG — A three-run fourth inning was just enough for Cascade to pick up a non-district win at Marshall County on Friday night, as the Champions held on for the 3-2 win over the Tigers.
After skirting around trouble in the first inning, Marshall County took advantage of a miscue in the Champion infield and plated the first run of the inning.
Despite the run scoring in the first, starting Cascade pitcher James Magee rallied to strand two on base.
That 1-0 score stood until Cascade finally was able to string together timely hits in the top of the fourth.
Walker Craig led off the inning with a walk and Jayden Hathcock was hit by a pitch to put two on with no outs.
Although starting Tiger pitcher Carson Henderson answered with back-to-back strikeouts, it was Cascade’s Logan Pulley and Thomas Demartelaere who delivered the Champs’ first two runs.
Pulley singled on a hard-hit ground ball, but an error at first allowed Craig to score.
Demartelaere added a two RBI single, scoring senior Caden Hammonds and Hathcock.
But the Tigers simply would’t go away.
A two-out single by Ayden Cook set the stage for Aden Kirby, who reached via a second Cascade error, which also allowed a second Tiger run to score.
After that, the Cascade bullpen pitched a scoreless final 3 1/3 innings to lock down the win.
Magee went 3 2/3 innings and gave up two unearned runs on two hits with three strikeouts to his credit.
Sawyer Lovvorn pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief and gave up a hit, while Zach Crosslin went 2 2/3 innings, giving up one hit and striking out two.
Henderson pitched well for the Tigers, going four innings and giving up three runs on four hits, but struck out nine.
Lucas Hery pitched three scoreless innings in relief and allowed two hits, but struck out three
Cook led the Tigers at the plate, going 2-for-3, while Cascade spread six hits among six players, with Demartelaere being the offensive hero, driving in a pair of runs.

Cascade 000 300 0 — 3 5 2
Marshall Co. 100 100 0 — 2 6 1

Cascade: Sawyer Lovvorn 1-for-3, Walker Craig 1-for-2, James Magee 1-for-3, Thomas Demarteleare 1-for-3, Conner Melson 1-for-3.
Marshall Co.: Rob Hawkins 1-for-3, Lucas Hery 1-for-4, Eli Cross 1-for-3, Reid Mitchell 1-for-4, Ayden Cook 2-for-3.
WP: Magee
LP: Henderson