Cartersville baseball won for the tenth time in the Canes’ last eleven games Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 home win over visiting Maryville, TN at Richard Bell Field. Hurricanes’ pitchers Reece Thompson (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 1K), J.P. Martin (photo, 3.2 IP, 1ER, 6H, 0BB, 4K), and Gage Morris (1.1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 2K) combined to limit the visiting Rebels to a single sixth inning run after Cartersville had built a 3-0 lead.
The Canes took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a Jordan Wilkie single to center field. The liner scored Josh Davis who singled to start the frame and courtesy runner Davis Williams who was inserted after Cohen Wilbanks’ walk.
Cartersville added an insurance run in the fifth inning when Davis singled, moved to third on a Preston Welchel single, and scored on a wild pitch.
Seth Orren had two hits for Maryville. Michael Jones had an RBI single for the Rebels who dropped to 3-9-1 for the season. Second-ranked Cartersville (19-4) returns to Region 5-AAAA action Monday at Chapel Hill and will be back at Richard Bell Field Wednesday against Sandy Creek. Both games are scheduled for 5:55 p.m.