Woodland sweeps softball twin bill, Lady Canes split doubleheader
Friday night results for Woodland and Cartersville softball teams participating in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash.
Woodland 6, Roswell 3
The Lady Cats took a 4-0 lead after one inning only to have the Lady Hornets narrow the lead to 4-3 in the top of the fifth. Woodland answered with a two-run fifth of their own and held on for the three-run win.
Brittney Cox had three hits for Woodland and scored twice. Skylar Chappell had two hits that included a triple and two RBI. Morgan Baily drove in two runs with a hit. Audrey Morris, Caroline Higdon, and Bella Carnes added base hits. Jamison Kilgo had one RBI.
Jordan Duck (7 IP, 3R, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 1K) picked up the pitching win over Roswell.
Woodland 3, Armuchee 2
The Lady Cats slipped behind 2-0 in the top of the fourth, but scored three times in their next two frames for an eventual 3-2 win over the visiting Lady Indians.
Skylar Chappell homered and Sarah Baynard racked up seven strikeouts on the rubber in the Lady Cats win.
Woodland out hit Armuchee ten to five.
Caroline Higdon finished with three hits and drove in a run. Bella Carnes had two hits. Madgie Robinson (RBI), Jordan Duck, Jamison Kilgo, and Audrey Morris had the other Woodland hits. Morris also stole a base.
Baynard tossed a complete game in picking up the win. She scattered five hits and two walks. Only one of the two runs were earned.
The Lady Cats (4-5) continue play in the Allatoona Tournament Saturday at home against Darlington (8:30am), Northwest Whitfield (10:30am), and South Paulding (6:30pm).
North Paulding 3, Cartersville 2
Cartersville held an early lead, but the Wolfpack used a three-run bottom of the third to make the difference in a 3-2 decision Friday.
Hannah Todd (6 IP, 3R, 2ER, 4H, 2BB, 7K) took the tough-luck pitching loss for the Lady Canes.
Todd, a Univeristy of North Carolina commit, had two hits that included a double and one RBI. Lauren McElhaney (RBI) and Colbi Ballard had the only other Cartersville hits.
Cartersville 5, Sequoyah 4 The Lady Canes and Sequoyah exchanged the lead five times Friday night, but it was Cartersville who took advantage of a late wild pitch and a three-run fifth inning to defeat the Lady Chiefs, 5-4.
Trailing 4-2 going to the bottom of the fifth, Cartersville used a walk to Hope Short, a single by Paris Poston, a sacrifice bunt by Lauren McElhaney that included a two-run Sequoyah error, and then a wild pitch to score their three runs.
Tara Mathis, who earned the complete game pitching win for the Lady Canes, then worked through one Cartersville error in the top of the sixth to close out the 5-4 win.
Mathis scattered three hits and three walks over her six innings of work, yielding only three earned runs. She struck out two.
Hannah Todd had the game’s only extra base hit. It was a double. Molly Wilson stole a base.
Cartersville improved to 4-6 with the win. The Lady Canes continue play in the Allatoona Tournament Saturday against the host Lady Bucs at 3pm and Columbus at 5pm.