Cartersville blanks Ridgeland; Woodland beaten by Ohio team
CARTERSVILLE 13, RIDGELAND 0 (5 innings)
The Canes scored a dozen runs in the second inning and a trio of Cartersville pitchers combined for a one-hit, five-inning shutout of visiting Ridgeland Tuesday night at Richard Bell Field in Atco.
Jacob Fowler (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 2BB, 2K) started and picked up the pitching win. Zach Yancey (2 IP, 0R, 0BB, 1H), and Carrington Evans (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 1K) closed out the final three frames.
Cartersville scored 12 runs in their half of the second inning. Spencer Dickey had a double and a single in the inning.. Evans and Fowler also doubled. Parker Tidwell singled and had a sacrifice fly, while Yancey, Cole Jamieson, and Elliott Anderson all had hits in the frame. Toss in three walks, a dropped third strike, and an infield error and the Canes had scored a dozen runs and sent 16 men to the plate in the inning.
The Canes added a final run in the fourth when Devin Warner was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Thomas Watkins and Roderick Winburn reached on a dropped third strike and an error to start the inning and Parker Roberson loaded the bases for Warner with an infield hit.
Evans finished a productive day at the plate with two doubles, a walk, a run scored, and one RBI. Dickey had a pair of RBI and scored twice with his two hits.
Ridgeland slipped to 9-6 overall and 2-2 in Region 7-AAAA with the loss.
Cartersville (7-7, 3-1 in 7-AAAA) is scheduled to host Southeast Whitfield Thursday (March 31) at 5:55pm and travels to Heritage-Catoosa Friday (April 1) for a pair of region games.
TROY (Ohio) 10, WOODLAND 6 Troy High School (Ohio) defeated the Wildcats 10-6 Tuesday night.
Woodland scored in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but the visiting Trojans would answer with ten, unanswered runs to take control.
Woodland's Grant Robinson scored on a ground ball that was booted by the Troy shortstop in the first inning. Jacob Frye had singled to open the inning, but was forced out on a fielder’s choice by Robinson.
Troy scored six runs in the top of the second on three singles, a pair of walks, and three Wildcat errors. The Trojans later took a 10-1 lead in the fifth scoring four runs on only one hit. There were two hit batsmen, two walks, and two infield errors.
The Wildcats scored in the fifth and sixth innings to pull within four, but got no closer.
Frye walked and later scored on a passed ball in the fifth, before Trent Harrison hit a two-run homer.
In the sixth, Kolby Stancel drove home Brandon Allen who had singled to start the inning and Noah Ludy who had walked.
Woodland starting pitcher, Grayson Bagwell (1.1 IP, 6R, 2ER, 3H, 3BB, 1K), suffered the loss. Tommy Peed (3.1 IP, 4R, 0ER, 4H, 3BB, 1K) and Rodolpho Romo (2.1 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB) also pitched for the Wildcats.
Woodland (2-14) entertains Kell in another non-region game Wednesday (March 30) at 5:55pm.