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BASEBALL: Detroit Cass Tech Escapes with a 3-2 win over Detroit CMA

By: Branden Hunter, May 7, 2013, 8:42 pm

Detroit – The last time Detroit Cass Tech and Detroit Communications and Media Arts met, the Technicians handed the Pharaohs a 19-0 loss on April 23. This time the game would be much different, but with strong pitching behind the arm of Christopher Allen, Cass Tech defeated CMA 3-2 in game that was called early due to time restraints in the bottom of the 6th inning.

Christopher Allen led from the mound for Cass Tech, going five -innings and strikng out ten batters. Allen only gave up one hit to CMA batters on 60 pitches, walking only four on Tuesday afternoon. Cass Tech took an early 1-0 in the first inning . But CMA’s Erron Chandler hit a double into centerfield, driving home a runner, and tying the game at 1-1 in the top of the 3rd inning.

CMA pitcher Reginald King also pitched a solid game, throwing 88 pitches in 5-innings of work, and notching 10 strikeoutss. King got into a jam in the bottom of the 3rd, when Cass Tech had runners on 2nd and 3rd base with one out. But with help from the CMA defense behind him, Cass Tech runner Julian Striggles was called out at home, leaving the game tied at 1-1. Striggles redeemed himself in the top of the 5th, with an RBI single that gave Cass Tech a 2-1 lead.

CMA would continue to fight from behind, tying the game again 2-2 on a wild pitch by Allen in the top of the 5th. Throughout the game Cass Tech stranded several runners on base, failing to pull away from CMA, but they finally broke through in the bottom of the 6th when Kyller Shavors scored the go ahead run on a passed ball by the CMA catcher, giving Cass Tech the 3-2 lead.

That turned out to be all Cass Tech would need, as the umpires called the game due to time restrictions. Cass Tech improved to 3-3 in the PSL Mega-Division, and CMA fell to 1-6 on the season.