Anderson, Canes blank Pickens; Woodland, Cass lose to sub-region leaders
Elliott Anderson tossed a four-hit shutout Wednesday night as Cartersville defeated visiting Pickens 9-0 at Richard Bell Field in Atco.
Anderson scattered four hits and four walks on 107 pitches for a complete-game victory. He struck out six.
The Canes took a 4-0 lead after two innings, scored two more runs in the fourth, and added three runs in the fifth.
Cartersville had 11 hits in the game and also took advantage of eight walks and three Dragons’ errors.
Devin Warner had two hits, including a double, a walk, and three RBI. Zach Yancey also had two hits, including a double, a walk, and one RBI. Noah Daniel and Spencer Dickey both contributed a pair of hits. One of Daniel’s hits was a double.
Carrington Evans, Parker Tidwell, and Austin Lunde had the other Canes’ hits.
Travis Huffman and Dominic Stephens had two hits each for the Dragons.
Pickens slipped to 12-9 overall and 5-5 in Region 7-AAAA with the loss.
Cartersville (14-8, 10-1) travels to Ridgeland Thursday for first pitch at 5:55pm. The Canes are then scheduled to play at Turner Field in Atlanta on Friday at 4pm where they will face North Hall.
SEQUOYAH 4, CASS 3
Cass jumped to an early 3-0 lead in Hickory Flat Wednesday night, but Sequoyah battled back to defeat the Colonels, 4-3.
The win was Sequoyah’s second in their three-game series with the Colonels this week. It also kept the Chiefs within one game of sub-region leader Dalton with one sub-region game remaining.
Cass scored two runs in the top of the first and another in the second, but the Chiefs put a run on the board in the bottom of the second, two in the fifth, and a go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth for the one-run victory.
Bailey Campbell reached base all four times for the Colonels. He walked three times, scored one run, and added one RBI. Campbell had a single in the second inning.
Steven Spell had two hits and scored a run for Cass. Evan Hinton also had a pair of hits. Cody Johnson and Tyler Hendon (RBI) contributed doubles. Jake Collum added a Cass hit and Casey Patterson drove in one run.
Hinton (6 IP, 4R, 3ER, 8H, 3BB, 8K) pitched all six innings for the Colonels for the tough-luck loss.
Corey Linz (4.1 IP, 3ER, 6H, 4BB, 5K) was the winning pitcher for Sequoyah. Rogers, Peters, and Gaddis combined for 2 and 1/3 scoreless innings to close out the game.
Daniel Seres had two hits for Sequoyah. Six other Chiefs had one hit each. Austin Zeitler had two RBI.
Sequoyah improved to 15-7 overall and 13-4 in Region 7-AAAAA-A.
Cass (5-17, 4-13) hosts the Chiefs Friday at 5:55pm.
DALTON 11, WOODLAND 5
Dalton used a nine-run bottom of the first to launch their start to an 11-5 win over visiting Woodland Wednesday night. The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Catamounts sent 13 men to the plate in the bottom of the inning to take early control of the game.
Woodland added single runs in the third, sixth, and seventh innings in the six-run loss.
Hunter Reaid and Brandon Allen had two hits each for the Wildcats. One of Allen’s hits was a triple.
Cauy Williams contributed a double and three RBI. Trent Harrison added a double and two RBI.
Jacob Frye, Rodolpho Romo, and Zach Woods had the other Woodland hits.
Vinny Vega led the Catamounts with three hits, including a pair of doubles.
Trent Harrison suffered the pitching loss for the Wildcats. Romo and Tommy Peed took the mound in relief.
Dalton (18-4 overall, 14-3 in sub-region 7-AAAAA-A) continues to lead the sub-region moving into Friday’s series finale at Woodland at 5:55pm.
Woodland is now 5-16 overall and 4-13 in the sub-region.