Adairsville tops Calhoun, Excel defeats St. Anne-Pacelli
Calhoun rallied for three runs in the last two innings, but Adairsville held on for a 5-3 win in the final regular season game for both clubs Thursday night at Adairsville.
The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, added a run in the third, and two more in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead.
Meanwhile, Sam Seaman kept the Yellow Jackets off the scoreboard until the final two frames.
Seaman (6 IP, 3ER, 7H, 2BB, 3K) collected the pitching win. Kyler Pelfrey (1 IP, 0R, 2H, 0BB) closed out the seventh on the mound.
Seaman and Hayden Morrow had two hits and one RBI each for the Tigers. Landon Howren, Garrett Mishoe, Orry Carter (RBI), and Pelfrey had the other Adairsville hits.
Calhoun finishes the regular season 18-7 overall and 12-4 in Region 6-AAA.
Adairsville (15-9, 11-5) also concluded regular season play with the home win, but must now go on the road for the opening round of the Class AAA state playoffs next Friday. The Tigers’ first round opponent will most likely be Dawson County or West Hall, but was not decided as of Thursday night.
EXCEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 10, ST. ANNE-PACELLI 7
The Excel Christian Academy baseball team struck for a dozen hits and celebrated their 2016 Senior Night with a 10-7 victory Thursday evening over St. Anne-Pacelli of Columbus.
Wyatt Karlovich and Marco Haro had three hits each to lead the Eagles attack.
Karlovich and Haro both scored a run and were 3-for-4 each. Joseph Cuomo went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored three runs. Senior Jacob Jordan also added a hit, a sacrifice fly, and a pair of RBI.
Karlovich picked up the pitching victory with three innings on the mound after entering in the second inning. Jordan and Darius Thrower -- both seniors -- split time on the mound in the first inning. Cuomo was credited with a save after entering with the bases loaded in the sixth. He closed out the final two frames. Cuomo allowed only one hit and one walk. Levi Blackwell also pitched for the Eagles. He recorded one out in the sixth.
The Vikings fell to 4-21 with the loss.
Excel Christian concludes their season with a 2-19 mark.
NORTH ATLANTA 3, CASS 0
North Atlanta pitchers Jack Ferguson and Max Sowatzaka combined on a two-hit shutout Thursday night as the Warriors defeated visiting Cass, 3-0.
Ferguson went six innings and allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out six for the win. Sowatzaka allowed the only other Cass hit in the seventh and earned a save.
Jake Collum (5 IP, 3R, 2ER, 6H, 4BB, 1K) started on the mound and pitched well for the Colonels in a losing cause. Austin Pruett (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 0BB, 1K) worked one shutout inning.
The Warriors struck for two runs in the bottom of the first inning and added another run in the fifth. Seven different North Atlanta batters had one hit each.
Steven Spell and Jordan Reed had the only Cass hits.
North Atlanta moved to 5-21 on the year with the season finale’ victory. The Colonels year ends with a 6-20 record.