HS baseball roundup: Wildcats, Canes, and Tigers add wins; Cass, Excel fall
Woodland beat visiting North Springs for the second straight game Wednesday night in the two teams’ final series of the season.
The Wildcats took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, but the Spartans rallied to tie in the top of the next inning.
Woodland then scored four unanswered runs in their next four frames on their way to a 7 -3 lead heading into the seventh inning.
The Spartans managed a run in the top of the seventh on a pair of hits, but Woodland reliever, Rodolpho Romo (3 IP, 1ER, 3H, 0BB), closed out the final inning with three groundouts.
Starting pitcher, Trent Harrison (4 IP, 3ER, 7H, 2BB, 4K), was credited with the win for the Wildcats.
Mitchell Taylor helped lead the Cats’ offense with a double, a triple, and two RBI. Brandon Allen contributed two doubles and one RBI. Grant Robinson finished with a pair of hits and two RBI. Jacob Frye added a triple and Kolby Stansel had one RBI with a hit.
Robinson and Trent Harrison stole one base each.
Woodland (7-18) and North Springs (6-19) will conclude the series and their 2016 seasons Friday at North Springs. The game is scheduled for a 5:55pm start.
CARTERSVILLE 13, LAFAYETTE 3
Cartersville put seven runs on the board in their first three innings Wednesday night on their way to defeating LaFayette, 13-3, in six innings at Richard Bell Field.
The Canes took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never trailed.
The Ramblers (10-16) scored a single run in the second and two runs in the fifth after Cartersville had taken a 7-1 lead and never got closer than 7-3.
The Canes added two runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to end the game with a 10-run, mercy rule final.
Cartersville’s starting pitcher, Carrington Evans (3 IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 0BB, 2K), picked up the win on the mound. Spencer Dickey (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB), Mason Barnett (1 IP, 2R, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 1K), and Jacob Fowler (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 1K) all pitched in relief.
Parker Tidwell (2 RBI) and Austin Lunde had three hits each for the Canes. Devin Warner (triple, 4 RBI), Elliott Anderson (double, triple, 2 RBI), and Anthony Seigler (double) had two hits apiece. Brady Head (RBI), Roderick Winburn, Hunter James, and Evans had one hit each.
Cartersville (15-11) finished second in Region 7-AAAA and will host the third-seed from Region 6-AAAA — likely Redan — in the first round of the state playoffs scheduled to begin April 29.
ADAIRSVILLE 11, MURRAY CO. 0
Adairsville scored nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings combined to blow open a close game and win 11-0 in five innings at Murray County Wednesday night.
Noah O’Kelley (5 IP, 0R, 2H, 2BB, 7K) tossed a complete game, shutout for the Tigers.
Sam Seaman homered, added a hit, was hit by a pitch, and totaled six RBI to lead the Adairsville offense. Landon Howren (RBI), Garrett Mishoe (double), and Lane Griffith (double and RBI) had two hits each. Hayden Morrow, Taylor Whitley (2 RBI), and Carter added one hit each for the Tigers.
Adairsville (14-9, 10-5 in 6-AAA) continues to hold down the No. 3 spot in the region standings behind Ringgold and Calhoun. The Tigers host Calhoun on Friday.
NORTH ATLANTA 10, CASS 5
North Atlanta won 10-5 Wednesday at Cass to even the three game series between the two teams at one game each.
The Warriors scored at least one run in every frame except the third on their way to scoring in double digits.
The Colonels led 2-1 after one inning, but fell behind 3-2 in the second and never caught the visitors. Cass added a single run in the fourth that narrowed the margin to 4-3 and scored two more runs in the sixth to narrow the gap to 7-5.
Josh Johnston and Donavan Dismuke combined for seven hits and seven RBI to lead the Warriors’ 13-hit attack.
Casey Patterson (RBI), Jordan Reed, and Tyler Henden led Cass with two hits each. Brett Gaddy, Nathan Smith, Jake Collum (RBI), Bailey Campbell, and Steven Spell (RBI) had hits for the Colonels.
Evan Hinton (4 IP, 5ER, 10H, 1BB, 1K) suffered the pitching loss. Clay Means (2.1 IP, 3ER, 2H, 2BB, 1K) and Owen Means (0.2 IP, 1ER, 1BB, 1H, 1K) also pitched in the losing cause.
Cass (6-19) travels to North Atlanta (4-21) as the two teams play the rubber game of their series and complete their 2016 campaigns.
TRION 7, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 0
The Trion Bulldogs improved to 18-4 overall and 14-4 in Region 6-A.
Excel Christian (1-19, 0-18) hosts St. Anne-Pacelli Thursday at LakePoint in the Eagles’ final game of the season.