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Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015

Cascade Athletics

Champs claim 20th win (04/28/15)
Five different Champion pitchers combined to throw a two-hitter on Monday evening in Cascade's regular season finale at Mt. Pleasant. The Champions finally picked up their 20th win of the season and defeated the Tigers 12-1. Senior Sam Gardner got the start on Monday and struck out the side to begin the game...
Champs still chase 20th win (04/26/15)
Cascade's 20th win of the season continues to elude the Champions. On Friday night, the Central Magnet School Tigers (24-5) capitalized off a big first inning and coasted to a 6-3 win over the Champions. Sophomore Seth Gardner got the start for Cascade and after a shaky first inning, settled in through the next three scoreless innings...
Champs honor seniors (04/26/15)
On senior night, the Cascade Champions claimed a 2-0 win over Spring Hill with a pair of goals from Braxton Beebe and Jack Rose. Those seniors honored before Wednesday's game are Caleb Miller, Grant Snell, Simon Kuhn, Tyler Braun, Beebe, Baron Hoffmeister, Rose, and Zachary Sterchak. (T-G Photo by Chris Siers)
Fight falls short in Champs' loss (04/24/15)
Things spiraled out of control rather quickly for the Cascade Champions on Senior Night against the Forrest Rockets on Thursday evening. Even falling behind 10-3 after two innings, the Champions battled back, but ultimately couldn't finish the rally and fell 11-7...
Champs fight back in close loss (04/24/15)
The CPA Lions came out swinging on Wednesday afternoon at Cascade. In their first two at-bats, the Lions (21-9, 7-3 12-AA) doubled and homered off senior starter Chandler Monajjem to take an early 2-0 lead. After the rough start, Champion coach Brandon Bassham challenged his starter to compete, and that's just what he did...
Carter homers, but Lady Champs fall (04/22/15)
Giles County pitcher Mary Beth Brumit kept the Cascade Lady Champion bat quiet for nearly six innings on Tuesday night. Trailing 4-0, Cascade senior Summer Carter came through with a three-run blast to center field, but couldn't finish off the rally...
Late rally pushes Champs past Tigers (04/22/15)
LEWISBURG -- The Cascade Champions got a strong start on the mound from senior Heath Presley and were able to orchestrate a late-game rally on Tuesday night at Marshall County to inch up a half game in the 12-AA standings with a 4-1 win over the Tigers...
Errors add up for Champions vs. Marshall Co. (04/21/15)
It was an uncharacteristic showing by the Cascade Champions in a 6-1 loss against Marshall County on Monday night. The Champions committed a crushing four errors that allowed the Tigers to blow the game open. Starting pitcher Sam Gardner kept the Tigers scoreless for two innings before Marshall County was able to break through in the top of the third inning...
Finally...a baseball game: Champs one-hit Cannon County (04/19/15)
It's been a long, frustrating week for area teams with constant rain fall making fields unplayable. With a break in the weather on Friday, the Cascade Champions were able to play their first game in three days. Senior starter Heath Presley limited the Cannon County Lions (7-13) to just one hit in the Champs' 2-0 win in the Walking Horse Classic...
Lady Champs rally past Spring Hill (04/15/15)
Cascade senior pitcher Summer Carter sat down the first nine batters faced on Tuesday evening against Spring Hill. Though she was perfect through three innings, the Lady Raiders rallied and scored two in the top of the fourth inning. But that wasn't enough to fend off a three-run fifth inning as the Lady Champions picked up another District 12-AA victory, 4-2...
Rain ends, runs rain on Champs in loss (04/15/15)
NASHVILLE -- After a nearly two-hour rain delay on Monday evening that finally ended in a cancellation, the Cascade Champions and CPA Lions finally got to face off in District 12-AA action. But after finally getting back to playing, the Lions capitalized on early runs and a stellar effort on the mound by David Bates and claimed a 5-0 victory...
Feet halt Cascade (04/14/15)
BELL BUCKLE -- Despite heavy rains, the Webb School Feet were able to claim a 3-0 shutout win over backyard rival Cascade on Monday evening. The Feet got scores from Insub Chung, Jarrod Wilson and Key Lee. Will Ledbetter and Temaz Ferguson added a pair of assists to Wilson's and Chung's as well...
Champs hold off Vikings (04/12/15)
UNIONVILLE -- In their first meeting this year, the Cascade Champions claimed a 12-1 win against the Community Vikings. But on Friday night, the Vikings gave the Champions a bit of a different look and competed with the Champions through the full seven innings, but in the end fell short, 6-2...
Champs bounce back with shutout (04/10/15)
After a rough outing against Spring Hill on Wednesday evening, Cascade coach Brandon Bassham just hoped his team could recapture a bit of momentum against non-district foe Huntland on Thursday. His team delivered on the coach's wishes, getting a 4-0 win to snap the two-game skid...
Lady Champs survive late scare from CPA (04/10/15)
The CPA Lady Lions gave Cascade a scare, cutting the Lady Champs' lead in half in the top of the seventh, but in the end fell short of the home team, 4-2. Cascade starter Summer Carter took the win in the pitcher's circle, going the distance and only allowing five hits...
Spring Hill hammers Champs, finishes sweep (04/09/15)
A night after pushing No. 2 ranked Spring Hill to extra innings, the Cascade Champions just couldn't get the offense going against the Raiders and suffered a tough 12-0 loss to the Raiders. From the get-go, Spring Hill grabbed control of the game and never let go...
Lack of runs hurts Cascade (04/09/15)
The Cascade Lady Champions couldn't muster up enough offense to overcome a three-run fourth inning against Cannon County on Wednesday evening and suffered a tough 5-3 defeat. Cascade plated one run in each of the first, fourth and seventh innings, but just couldn't match the Lady Lion offense...
Champions fall but play well (04/08/15)
A glance at the final score between Cascade and Giles County on Tuesday night might be a little misleading. Though it went down as a 2-0 loss for the Champions, coach Zane Perry was plenty pleased with his team's effort against one of the tougher teams in District 12-AA...
Champs' rally falls short at Spring Hill (04/08/15)
SPRING HILL -- Cascade fell behind the Spring Hill Raiders early, but rallied for two runs late in Tuesday night's District 12-AA game. Although the Champs rallied and sat with a chance to win, the Raiders were able to claim the win on a walk off wild pitch, 3-2...
Champs have successful road trip (04/07/15)
HENDERSON -- The Cascade Champions had a busy weekend of tournament baseball in the Middle-West Tennessee Bash. The Champions (13-4) posted a 3-1 record over the tournament against some of the top talent in the state. Cascade faced four teams with a combined 50-21 overall record...
Cascade carries Page to extra innings before falling (04/01/15)
FRANKLIN -- Some nights, the chips just don't fall your way. On Tuesday night, the Cascade Champions (10-3, 3-1 12-AA) took a tough one on the chin and suffered their first district loss of the season at Page, 2-1 in extra innings. For six innings, starter Chandler Monajjem had kept the Patriot bats relatively quiet...
Champs' Gardner claims 2nd straight shutout (03/31/15)
By now, Cascade coach Brandon Bassham knows to expect a quality outing from his staring pitcher and timely hitting at the plate. Doing those two things has led his team to a six-game win streak heading into Monday's District 12-AA game against the Page Patriots (2-9-1, 1-2 12-AA)...
Champions claim third shutout in week, beat Raiders (03/29/15)
Good teams find a way to win, even when not playing their 'A' game. That's what Cascade skipper Brandon Bassham is a sign his team showed on Friday night. Capping off a four-win week, the Champions (9-2) were able to overcome sluggish play at the plate and knock off the Moore County Raiders 4-0...
Champs cool Vikes; Cascade offense goes off in county clash (03/26/15)
The Cascade Champions are on a hot streak. Unfortunately for the Community Vikings, they ran into a buzzsaw on Wednesday night at Cascade, falling 12-1 in five innings. While both teams have had a busy slate of games this week, each have had their respective successes thus far...
Champs fight back furiously, rally to 4-4 draw (03/25/15)
The Cascade Champions fell behind visiting Cannon County on Tuesday early in the first half and could have laid down. But they didn't. The Champs erased a 2-0 halftime deficit and battled back to a 4-4 draw against the visiting Lions. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, Champion coach Zane Perry made a handful of adjustments and gave his team a pep talk that made an immediate impact on the game...