The Southwood baseball team opened sectional play Thursday taking on Lewis Cass. The Knights took an early 1-0 lead and were in striking distance after five innings before falling 11-1.
In the bottom of the first Kyle Weaver led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Nathan Hollars. After Weaver stole third, Jackson Blair singled him home and the Knights led 1-0.
Cass would score two runs in the 3rd and one in the 5th to lead 3-1.
In the top of the 6th the Knight defense went through a series of bad throws, with Cass collecting four hits and scoring 5 runs to open an 8-1 lead. The Knights looked like they might cut in to the margin in the bottom of the inning when Nathan Hollars led off with a single and Jackson Blair walked to put runners on 1st & 2nd with no outs, but the next three batters struck out to end the inning.
Cass would tack on three more runs in the top of the 7th. In the bottom of the inning, with two outs Christian Deeter and Kyle Weaver reached on errors, but again the Cass pitching got out of the inning for the 11-1 win.