Cass drops road game, Lady Canes edged at home
The Cass Lady Colonels’ softball team dropped their regular season opener Thursday night at Kell, 4-0.
Kell broke open a scoreless game in the third inning with a single run, then added another run in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth.
The Lady Longhorns out hit the Lady Colonels six to four and both teams committed a pair of errors.
Despite the shutout, Cass coach Greg Hight saw some positives in the loss.
Cass had runners at second and third in the top of the first with only one out. They also left a runner stranded at third base in the top of the third after Hope Elrod tripled with only one out.
“We had some scoring chances,” said Hight. “We just have to get the key hits at the right time. We’re going to be okay. We played pretty well in spots.”
In addition to the triple by Elrod, Sierrah Gani, Arianna Mustin, and Alexia Najarro collected hits for the Lady Colonels.
Elrod (6IP, 4R, 2ER, 6H, 2BB, 1K) suffered the pitching loss.
“Hope (Elrod) pitched well,” added Hight. “She kept us in the ball game and gave us a chance.”
Cass (0-1) plays a pair of games Saturday at East Carroll Park. The Lady Colonels play Pierce County and Decatur Saturday and they return to Region 7-AAAAA play next Tuesday at Woodland.
CEDARTOWN 3, CARTERSVILLE 2
Cartersville softball battled with the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs to the wire, but fell in their regular season opener Thursday night, 3-2.
Hannah Todd pitched a complete game gem for the Lady Canes, but was saddled with the loss in the circle. Todd allowed only two earned runs on three hits and four walks. She struck out eight.
Ava Tillmann did not allow an earned run and yielded only two hits and one walk to pick up the pitching win for the Lady Bulldogs. She struck out 13.
Todd and Colbi Ballard had Cartersville’s hits.
The Lady Canes return to action Saturday when they host Adairsville at 12 noon.