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Canes make short work of Chapel Hill

The Cartersville baseball team made short work of visiting Chapel Hill Tuesday at Richard Bell scoring runs in each frame in a 17-4, five-inning, Region 5AAAA victory.

Chapel Hill actually scored first, plating a single run in the top of the first off Canes’ starter Jake Gooch. The Hurricanes’ bats and their offense, however, produced runs with ease to quickly regain the lead 9-1 after two frames.

The Panthers added two more runs in the third to narrow the margin to 9-3, but Cartersville put the game away with seven more runs in the fourth for the eventual rout.

Gooch (3 IP, 3R, 1ER, 3H, 1BB, 5K) gave way to Spencer Dickey (1 IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 1K) in the fourth inning and Mason Barnett (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 4K) in the fifth to close out the win.

Noah Daniel (photo above) was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate for the Hurricanes. He had one double, scored four runs and drove in three.

Spencer Dickey had two hits including a double and two RBIs. Gooch (photo below) added two hits and scored twice. Chandler Tromza doubled with an RBI and Anthony Seigler hit a two-run homer in the fourth, scored two runs, walked once, and drove in three runs.

Four Panthers had one hit each.

Chapel Hill falls to 9-17 overall and 1-8 in Region 5AAAA with the loss.

Cartersville (20-6, 6-2) travels to Cedartown Thursday for a 5:30pm start and will host LaGrange Friday at Richard Bell Field at 5:55pm.

PHOTO CREDITS: Louis Tonsmeire / Tonsmeire Studios

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