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Canes' bats go quietly in loss at Cedartown

The 5th-ranked Cartersville Hurricanes lost a Region 5AAAA contest at 7th-ranked Cedartown Thursday evening, 4-2.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead, but the Canes tied the game in the third inning on a two-RBI double by Jake Gooch (photo below). Noah Daniel was hit by a pitch and J.P. Martin reached on an error in front of Gooch. John Reed Evans scored as Martin’s courtesy runner.

The game remained tied 2-2 until Cedartown scored the deciding runs in the fifth.

Three walks and a two-run single by Dalton Price produced the Bulldogs’ runs.

Meanwhile, the Canes’ offense could not solve Cedartown starting pitcher Jack Haney (6.2 IP, 2R, 0ER, 3H, 5BB, 4K). Miles Minge entered with two outs in the seventh to retire the final out.

Mason Barnett (4.1 IP, 4ER, 4H, 6BB, 5K) started on the mound for the Canes and was charged with the loss. Levi Ayers (1.2 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB, 4K) entered in the fifth inning.

In addition to Gooch’s two-RBI double, Anthony Seigler and Jordan Wilkie had hits for the Canes.

Cedartown improved to 18-5 overall and 6-4 in Region 5AAAA.

Cartersville (20-7, 6-3) hosts LaGrange Friday at Richard Bell Field at 5:55pm and will conclude the regular season next Tuesday and Thursday with region games at Troup County and at home against Central-Carrollton.

PHOTO CREDIT: Tonsmeire Studios / Louis Tonsmeire

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