HS Baseball: Tigers take Colonels, Woodland and Excel suffer losses
ADAIRSVILLE 6, CASS 4
The Tigers struck for five runs in the top of the third Friday night on their way to a 6-4 non-region victory over county rival Cass.
The Colonels (1-1) took a three run lead in the bottom of the first and added a run in the fifth, but that was not enough to overcome the Adairsville third frame. The Tigers added an insurance run in the top of the seventh.
Hayden Morrow and Dylan Hightower had two hits each for the Tigers. Lane Griffith and Drake Arp had a hit and two RBI each. Roger Redd also had a hit for Adairsville.
Brett Gaddy, Bailey Campbell, Nathan Smith, and Jake Collum had two hits each for Cass. Collum and Smith collected a pair of RBI each.
Pelfrey (4.1 IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 5K) picked up the pitching victory for the Tigers. O’Kelley and Seaman also pitched for Adairsville (1-0). O’Kelley (1.1 IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K) was the starter. Seaman closed out the final inning and one-third allowing two hits and a walk with one strikeout.
Evan Hinton (3 IP, 5H, 5ER, 2BB, 6K) took the pitching loss for the Colonels. Cody Johnson, Jake Collum, and Jordan “Boo” Reed also pitched for Cass.
Cass opens sub-region play Monday with the opener of a three-game series against Creekview. The Colonels are at home Monday and Friday in the series, but travel to Creekview on Wednesday. All games in the series are scheduled for 5:55pm.
Adairsville plays at Darlington Thursday (March 3, 4:30pm) and hosts North Cobb Saturday (March 5, 1pm)
LAGRANGE 9, WOODLAND 8
Woodland out hit LaGrange Friday night in a non-region matchup on the diamond at Reinhardt University in Waleska, but the Grangers made the most of their hits to edge the Wildcats, 9-8.
Jake Farrar had three hits and three RBI to lead the Grangers offensively. Jake Howard and Ben Anderson added a pair of hits each.
LaGrange jumped to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but the Wildcats bounced back with five runs of their own in the top of the second. The Grangers retook the lead in the bottom of the second with two more runs, but Woodland kept battling back.
Woodland scored single runs in the fifth and the sixth to take an 8-7 lead, but Larkin Easterwood of LaGrange responded with a two run single in the bottom of the sixth. That gave the Grangers the lead they would not relinquish in the seventh.
Trent Harris had three hits, scored three runs, and added an RBI for the Wildcats. Hunter Reaid had two hits and a pair of RBI. Seven more Woodland hitters had one hit each, including Jacob Frye, Brandon Allen, Cauy Williams (triple), Adam Martin, Grant Robinson, Mitchell Taylor, and Garett Cornett.
Howard picked up the pitching win for the Grangers (2-1) with four innings of work. Grayson Bagwell (2 IP, 4H, 7R, 4ER, 4BB, 3K) worked the first two innings for Woodland. Kolby Stansel (4 IP, 5H, 2ER, 2K) suffered the pitching loss.
Woodland (1-2) opens a three game sub-region series at River Ridge Monday at 5:55pm.
WALKER 10, EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
The Excel Eagles lost their season opener at Walker 10-0 Friday night in Marietta. Walker scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, then added a single run in the third before adding seven more in the fourth and fifth innings combined for the shortened-game victory.
The Wolverines totaled seven hits. Excel managed only one hit — a single by Marco Haro in the fourth inning.
Excel plays at Mt. Zion Saturday at 1pm and will host Christian Heritage Monday at LakePoint at 5pm.