Adairsville rallies for extra innings win; Cass, Woodland fall in region games
The Adairsville High baseball team won a Region 6AAA extra innings battle with Haralson County Wednesday, while both the Cass Colonels and Woodland Wildcats lost Region 7AAAAA matchups.
ADAIRSVILLE 5, HARALSON COUNTY 4
The Adairsville Tigers fell behind early, but rallied late to edge visiting Haralson County in extra innings Wednesday night, 5-4.
Adairsville trailed 4-1 heading to their final frame of the Region 6AAA contest, but scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extra innings.
The Tigers’ Corey Nation scored in the bottom of the eighth off a Halen Huskins RBI double for their 5-4 win.
In the sixth inning trailing 4-1, Taylor Whitley drove in a run with an RBI single and Hunter Hice forced home two more runs with a two-out double.
Sam Seaman drove in the Tigers’ first inning run with a single that scored Kyler Pelfrey.
Haralson County scored four runs on five singles in the third inning.
Pelfrey (2.2 IP, 4ER, 5H, 2BB, 3K) started on the mound for Adairsville. Chase Powell (5.1 IP, 0R, 4H, 0BB, 5K) picked up the pitching win in relief.
Huskins and Whitley both had two hits and one RBI each. Hice (2 RBIs), Seaman (RBI), Pelfrey, Nation, and Justin Green had the other Tigers’ hits.
Adairsville (4-9, 1-3 Region 6AAA) plays at Sonoraville Thursday and hosts Murray County Friday. Both games are scheduled for 5:55pm.
VILLA RICA 5, CASS 0
The Cass Colonels fell behind early and never got their offense going in a 5-0 home shutout loss Wednesday night to Villa Rica.
Logan Smallwood scattered five hits and walk while fanning seven Colonels to earn a complete game shutout on the mound for the Wildcats.
Villa Rica’s offense posted a single run in the second inning, three more in the third, and added a run in the seventh for the 5-0 final.
Dylan Humphries provided the Wildcats’ most productive bat. He was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Five other Villa Rica players had one hit each.
Clay Means, Bailey Campbell, Steven Spell, Cody Johnson, and Tyler Hendon had one hit apiece for the Colonels.
Zach Yancey (2.1 IP, 3ER, 2H, 3BB, 3K) started on the mound for the Colonels and was the losing pitcher. Austin Pruett (4.2 IP, 1ER, 5H, 0BB, 2K) entered in the third inning and provided a solid relief performance.
The Wildcats improved to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in Region 7AAAAA.
Cass (11-7, 4-1) had a four-game win streak halted and will play at Villa Rica Friday at 5:55pm.
EAST PAULDING 11, WOODLAND 3
East Paulding scored eight runs in the first four innings to take an 8-0 lead and then held off the visiting Woodland Wildcats Wednesday in a Region 7AAAAA game to win 11-3.
The Raiders, who out hit Woodland ten to five, scored in every inning after the first. The Raiders put up five runs in the second inning, two in the third, one in both the fourth and fifth innings, and two more in the sixth.
East Paulding utilized three pitchers, with starter Daniel Batcher (5 IP, 2ER, 4H, 2BB, 9K) picking up the win.
Woodland starter, Kenny Jinks, suffered the pitching loss. He did not get through the second inning. Garrett Pope, Bryce Evans, and Koby Stansel each pitched for the Wildcats in relief.
Noah Ludy had two hits and two RBIs for Woodland. Hunter Reaid also had two hits. Emmanuel Jones had the only other Wildcats’ hit.
East Paulding improved to 5-10 overall and 1-2 in Region 7AAAAA.
Woodland (9-6, 0-3) will host East Paulding to complete the two-game, region series Friday at 5:55pm.