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Lady Canes sweep four games at North Cobb Invitational

Cartersville softball

The Cartersville Lady Canes’ softball team made a four game sweep of the North Cobb Invitational last Friday and Saturday.

The Lady Canes picked up wins over Roswell, Camden County, Westlake, and Chattahoochee to even their season mark at 9-9.

University of North Carolina commit, Hannah Todd, homered among her two hits and drove in two runs at the plate in an 8-0 win over Roswell.

She also tossed three innings of shutout ball in the pitching circle. Todd allowed only one hit and a walk while striking out one. Colbi Ballard did not allow a hit in securing the five-inning shutout. Ballard recorded one walk and two strikeouts.

Allie Jackson had two hits, including a double and three RBIs to help lead the Lady Canes’ offense. Molly Wilson and Lauren McElhaney also chipped in two hits each.

Cartersville 4, Camden County 0

Cartersville scored single runs in the first and second innings and added two more in the seventh on their way to a shutout victory over Camden County. Hannah Todd tossed a complete game for the win in the pitching circle. Todd struck out 14 and scattered three hits. She also contributed three hits and an RBI at the plate.

Madison McKinney added a pair of singles. Lauren McElhaney and Allie Jackson contributed one hit each.

Cartersville 3, Westlake 2

The Lady Canes took advantage of a pair of Lady Lions’ errors in the bottom of the fifth to score a run and break a 2-2 tie. There was also a walk in the frame and Hope Short had the only Cartersville hit in the inning. It was enough, however, to take the 3-2 win over Westlake.

Presley Edwards (double), Molly Wilson, and Hannah Todd had the other Lady Canes’ hits in the game. Colbi Ballard (6 IP, 2R, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 6K) earned the pitching victory.

Cartersville 3, Chattahoochee 2

Cartersville scored twice in the third inning and the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth in a 3-2 defeat of Chattahoochee.

The Lady Cougars scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings that tied the game, 2-2.

Cartersville’s winning run came on a pair of Chattahoochee miscues allowing Lauren McElhaney and Cio Seigler to reach base. McElhaney later scored on a groundout by Madison McKinney.

Hannah Todd blasted a two-run homer in the third inning for the Lady Canes’ other runs. She also picked up the pitching victory, allowing no earned runs, only one hit, and a pair of walks. Todd struck out eleven.

Cartersville (9-9, 1-5) plays region games at Sandy Creek Thursday at 5:55pm and has a home region doubleheader Saturday with Troup at 11:30am.

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