Canes win twice; Colonels, Wildcats also pick up wins Saturday
The Cartersville High School baseball team found the runs they needed late in a pair of games Saturday at Richard Bell Field in Atco as the Canes edged Mill Creek 4-3 and Marist 2-1.
In the win over Mill Creek, Cartersville scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to come-from-behind.
In the win over Marist, the Canes got their go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth.
Canes’ coach Stuart Chester also got the type of pitching performances needed to win a pair of close games.
Four Cartersville hurlers — Levi Ayers, Harrison Osborn, Jake Norris, and Spencer Dickey — combined to scatter five hits and two walks for only two earned runs in the win over Mill Creek. Norris was the pitcher of record to receive the win. Dickey earned a two inning save and did not allow a run or a hit. The four pitchers combined for eight strikeouts.
The Hawks also utilized four pitchers with Justin Parish tagged for the loss.
Trailing 3-1 going to the bottom of the fifth inning, Dickey singled with one out. Preston Welchel followed with a hit and then Anthony Seigler singled to drive home Dickey. Devin Warner drew a walk to load the bases and Jacob Fowler lined a single into left field that drove in two runs.
Brant Smith had the only other Cartersville hit against the Hawks — an RBI single to score Fowler in the bottom of the second inning.
Mill Creek’s season record falls to 1-1 with the loss.
In the win over Marist, Noah Daniel lined a single to centerfield to score Warner in the bottom of the sixth for the 2-1 difference. Warner had doubled to open the inning and Fowler had bunted him over to third base.
Earlier in the fourth inning, Jake Gooch tied the game 1-1 with an RBI single to score Daniel.
Seigler allowed only two hits and one unearned run to earn the pitching victory over the War Eagles. He struck out three and did not issue a walk. Dickey struck out four and did not allow a hit or walk over the final two frames for a save.
Gooch and J.P Martin had two hits each against Marist. Warner, Fowler, Daniel, and Smith had the other Canes’ hits.
Cartersville (3-0) plays at Walton Wednesday at 5:55pm and will face both Parkview and Collins Hill next Saturday in games at Parkview High School that begin at 3pm.
WOODLAND COMPLETES SEASON SWEEP OF ADAIRSVILLE
The Woodland baseball team took control early with a seven-run second inning Saturday on their way to a 9-3 win over Adairsville.
The game was played at Cass High School due to poor field conditions at Adairsville following some morning rain and the result gives Woodland a two-game sweep of the Tigers this week. The Wildcats won 11-1 at home last Monday.
Hunter Reaid drove in three runs Saturday. Trenton Harrison and Cauy Williams hit home runs for the Wildcats. Jacob Frye, Noah Ludy (RBI), Emmanuel Jones, and Toby Queen all had one hit apiece.
Grayson Bagwell (4 IP, 2R, 1ER, 6H, 0BB, 3K) worked the first four innings on the mound for Woodland to earn the pitching win. Tommy Peed (1.1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 2K), Bryce Evans (0.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB), and Williams (1 IP, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 3K) also saw time on the bump for the Wildcats.
Rhett Burgess (1.2 IP, 7ER, 4H, 1BB, 1K) started on the mound for Adairsville and suffered the pitching loss. Chase Powell (1.1 IP, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 1K) worked in relief and Taylor Whitley (4 IP, 0ER, 2H, 3BB, 7K) also pitched for the Tigers.
Kyler Pelfrey, Caden Gibbs (double), Justin Green, Corey Nation (double), Noah Dutton, and Dylan Hightower had hits for Adairsville. Sam Seaman drove in a run.
Woodland (3-0) plays at Cedartown Monday at 5pm and will host Armuchee Tuesday with first pitch set for 5pm.
COLONELS REMAIN UNBEATEN WITH EXTRA INNINGS WIN OVER ADAIRSVILLE
In the second game of the day played at Cass High School, Adairsville and Cass went nine innings before the Colonels won it with a four-run ninth.
The game went to extra innings tied 2-2.
In the top of the ninth, Cass’ Bailey Campbell was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Two wild pitches move Campbell’s courtesy runner, Gavin Young, to third before Cody Johnson drove him in with a double into left field that made the score 3-2.
Tyler Hendon then walked and he and Johnson scored on a sacrifice bunt by Jake Collum that was mishandled with an infield error by the Tigers. That made the score 5-2 before Collum scored on a wild pitch for a 6-2 Cass advantage.
Zach Yancey (3 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 4K), who pitched the final three innings for Cass, tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the pitching win. Collum (3 IP, 1ER, 2H, 2BB, 4K) and Johnson (3 IP, 1ER, 2H, 2BB, 5K) also went three innings each for the Colonels.
Sam Seaman (5 IP, 2ER, 2H, 1BB, 8K) started on the mound for the Tigers. Garrett Mishoe (4 IP, 4R, 1ER, 2H, 2BB, 11K) was saddled with the pitching decision loss.
Campbell and Hendon each homered for the Colonels’ first two runs.
Corey Nation had a home run for Adairsville. Sam Seaman had a triple. Pelfrey, Gibbs, and Dutton had the other Tigers’ hits.
Adairsville (0-3) plays a doubleheader at Jones County next Saturday with an 11am start.
Cass (3-0) plays at Sonoraville Tuesday (5:55pm), at Sequoyah Thursday (5:55pm), and will host Rockmart and Alexander next Saturday.