Cartersville falls to second-ranked Parkview, 3-2
The Canes managed more hits than Parkview Wednesday night at Richard Bell Field, but came up on the short side of the scoring as the visiting Panthers edged Cartersville, 3-2.
Cartersville took an early lead in the bottom of the first on a single by Devin Warner that scored Parker Tidwell.
Parkview scored twice in the top of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead, but the Canes responded with a tying run in the bottom of the frame.
With two outs, Trevor Lowe reached on an infield error, moved up on a wild pitch, and eventually scored on a single by Anthony Seigler.
Parkview (1-2) scored the game winning run in the top of the fifth when Will Etheridge singled home Allan Del Castillo.
Panthers’ senior right hand pitcher, Corey Whitlock, picked up the win for Parkview in relief. Whitlock pitched 2 and 2/3 innings and allowed no runs. Caleb Mitchell went four innings and allowed a pair of earned runs in his start for Parkview. Mitchell struck out seven and walked two. Garrett Fowler retired the final out of the game in the bottom of the seventh.
Seigler suffered the pitching loss for the Canes. The ambidextrous sophomore walked one, struck out three, and allowed only one run in three innings of work on the mound. He worked the fifth inning right-handed and the last two innings left-handed.
Starter, Elliott Anderson, pitched the first four innings for Cartersville. Anderson yielded two earned runs on two hits and five walks. He struck out six Parkview batters.
Warner finished with two hits and an RBI for the Canes. Seigler, Anderson, Lowe, Cole Jamieson, and Jacob Fowler had the other Cartersville hits.
Cartersville (0-3) plays Coosa Saturday at 6pm at State Mutual Stadium in Rome. The Canes then face Montevarde Academy (FL) at LakePoint on March 10 (3:45pm) and play at Collins Hill Monday, March 14 in a 5:30pm start.