Lady Cats, Lady Colonels pick up region wins
Scoring twice in the eighth inning, the Woodland softball team edged visting Paulding County 4-3 in come-from-behind fashion to gain an important Region 7-AAAAA victory and celebrate their Senior Night Thursday night.
In extra innings, offenses place a runner at second base to begin the inning.
Paulding County scored a go-ahead run in the top of the eighth on Josie Cook’s one out triple to lead 3-2. Woodland pitcher, Sarah Baynard, escaped further damage by inducing a groundout and fanning a batter to strand Cook at third base.
The Lady Cats then responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning for a walk-off win.
With Caroline Higdon placed at second base to start the inning, Brittney Cox tied the game with a one-out, RBI single. Following a second out, Skylar Chappell reached on an outfield error to score Cox with the game winner and a 4-3 final score.
Woodland took a 2-0 lead to the top of the sixth inning with single runs in the second and fourth innings. The Lady Patriots tied the game with a two-out rally that included a walk, a hit batsman, and a two-out single by Robyn Aaron.
Madgie Robinson and Bella Carnes also added hits for the Lady Cats.
Baynard (4.2 IP, 2R, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 1K) picked up the pitching win in relief of Lilly Jordan (3.1 IP, 0R, 2H, 3BB, 3K).
Woodland (9-16, 5-8) travels to East Paulding next Tuesday. The Lady Cats clinch a region playoff berth with a win or a Cass loss in either of their final two games. The Lady Colonels have two region games remaining with Carrollton.
CASS 10, EAST PAULDING 2
The Lady Colonels celebrated their senior night with a five-inning, Region 7-AAAAA victory over East Paulding, 10-2.
The visiting Lady Raiders took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a pair of unearned runs, but Cass scored 10 unanswered runs for the mercy-rule win.
Sarah Moore (5 IP, 2R, 0ER, 2H, 2BB, 4K) earned the pitching win for the Lady Colonels.
Moore had two hits on offense and Sarah Fox had a hit and four RBIs to help lead the Cass attack. Arianna Mustin (triple, RBI), Sierrah Gani (double) Hope Elrod, and Brittnee Mayer (RBI) had the other Lady Colonels’ hits. Dee Garrett added one RBI.
Cass (6-18, 4-8) remains alive for the final Region 7-AAAAA playoff spot with two games remaining against Carrollton. Cass will host the Lady Trojans Saturday at 12:30pm and will travel to Carrollton next Tuesday at 5:55pm.