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Colonels competing for playoff spot
by Ericka Birdsong
April 24, 2013 10:10 AM | 1194 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior Sam Ayers participates in a hitting drill during practice earlier this season.
Senior Sam Ayers participates in a hitting drill during practice earlier this season.
The Cass baseball team begins play in the Region 7-AAAA tournament today against Northwest Whitfield after finishing the regular season with three wins against Cedartown.

With an overall record of 15-8 and a region record of 8-4, the Colonels finished at the top of their subregion. Prior to playing Cedartown, head coach Adam Williams said those games would determine where his team finished.

“We could finish one, two or three in our subregion, depending on what happens this week. Any of those spots will allow us the opportunity to play for a playoff spot. We fully expect to be in the playoffs,” said Williams.

Before playing Cedartown, Cass had a three-game series against Pickens and another one against River Ridge.

“We played well in the Pickens series and won. We outhit and outpitched River Ridge — we just didn’t play better than them in a three-game series,” Williams said.

While they may not have won the series against River Ridge, these games helped Williams and the team realize the series against Cedartown would be crucial to their playoff chances and they needed to “bounce back” and do “everything [they] can to play for the region championship.”

Now that the regular season is over, Williams said he feels his team played well this spring. The goal for the team was to compete daily and Williams said they did that.

“Our kids play the game hard, day in and day out,” said Williams.

With such effort, Williams named all of his players as his key players this season, but he did note his pitching staff provided the strength for the team.

“We have three very good pitchers that can win every time they are on the mound,” Williams said.

In order to improve the team and develop more strength, Williams said the team still has a few things they need to work on to better their chances in the playoffs and just as a program.

“We have to play better defense and he have to hit one through nine in the batting order. We also have to work on being more consistent with our mental approach to the game,” said Williams.

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