Adairsville’s Sam Seaman gave the Tigers a strong pitching performance in his start Friday night against Coahulla Creek at home, but the visiting Colts were able to scratch out single runs in the final two innings to defeat the Tigers, 2-0.
Seaman (file photo, left) went six and one-third innings and scattered eight hits and a walk. He struck out four. Chase Powell retired the final two outs of the seventh and fanned one Coahulla Creek batter.
On the other side of the ledger, the Colts’ Eli Turso and Trent Collins combined for a five hit shutout of Adairsville. Turso struck out six and walked two in five innings of work. Collins got the win in relief, allowing only a pair of hits in the sixth and seventh frames. Collins fanned two.
A pair of two out singles, a wild pitch, and a passed ball accounted for the Colts’ run in the sixth inning. Coahulla Creek then used two singles, a walk and a wild pitch for their insurance run in the seventh.
Adairsville threatened to score in the sixth inning when Noah Dutton singled, stole second, and reached third on a groundout. The Tigers, however, were unable to do any further damage in the inning.
In the bottom of the seventh, Adairsville had the tying runs reach base. Garrett Mishoe and Dylan Hightower both singled and reached second and third base after a passed ball, but the Tigers could not do no further damage.
Ethan Whaley and Donavan Sims led Coahulla Creek with two hits each.
Dutton had two hits for the Tigers. Halen Huskins, Mishoe, and Hightower had the only other Adairsville hits.
Coahulla Creek is 15-7 overall and 9-2 in Region 6AAA with their win. The Colts remain tied for second in the region, one game behind Ringgold.
Adairsville (8-15, 3-9) plays at Murray County in another Region 6AAA test Monday.