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Softball roundup: Cass gets first win, Woodland makes it three straight

Looking for their first win of the season, the Cass softball team exploded for 11 runs and 13 hits Friday evening in an 11-3 win over Campbell of Smyrna in both teams opening game of the Buccaneer Bash.

Cass hosted the game on Georgia Highland’s home field at the Stars Complex in Cassville.

The Lady Colonels out hit the Lady Spartans 13 to eight.

Taylor Gibson (3 IP, 0R, 3H, 0BB, 3K) started in the circle and picked up the pitching win. She also had three hits at the plate including a double and one RBI.

Macenzie Dougharty (2 IP, 3ER, 5H, 1BB, 1K) closed out the five-inning victory on the mound for the Lady Colonels.

Sarah Fox had two doubles and three RBIs. Mae Mae McIntyre drove in two runs with a pair of hits. Haley Owens added two hits that included a double and one RBI. Alexia Najarro also had two hits including a triple and one RBI. Sarah Moore (double, RBI) and Tatianna Christian had the other Cass hits.

Cass (1-5) also took advantage of the Spartans on the base paths. Fox swiped three bases, Najarro and Kaila Carson stole two, and McIntyre added a stolen base.

Paige O’Rourke had three hits for Campbell. All three were doubles.

Campbell slipped to 2-4 with the loss.


The Woodland softball team won a pair of games Friday night as they hosted a portion of the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash on their home field.

Woodland beat Armuchee 4-3 and blanked Sprayberry 18-0.

Lady Cats’ pitcher Sarah Baynard (7 IP, 3R, 2ER, 8H, 2BB, 3K) took a 4-1 lead into the final inning and staved off an attempted comeback by the Lady Indians in the opener for the win in the circle.

Ansley Evans had two hits and one RBI for Woodland. Morgan Bailey, Caroline Higdon (double, RBI), Jordan Duck, Brittany Cox, Skylar Chappell (RBI), and Audrey Morris had one hit each.

In the Lady Cats’ second win over Sprayberry, Madi Bentley (5 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB, 4K) tossed a one-hitter and went the distance for the shutout win.

Higdon reached base all five times, had three hits that included a pair of doubles, walked twice, and drove in seven runs to help lead Woodland’s offense. Bella Carnes had four hits and two RBIs. Bailey and Chappell added three hits and one RBI each. Madgie Robinson totaled three hits with one RBI. Kendyl Hardin, Cox, Jordan Duck (RBI), and Evans (RBI) had the other Lady Cats’ hits.

Woodland (3-3) hosts Campbell (9 am) and Sequoyah (4 pm) Saturday.


Cartersville softball lost their opener in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash Friday night at East Paulding, 7-2.

East Paulding scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie. The Lady Raiders then added three more runs in the fifth and held off the Lady Canes down the stretch.

Cartersville scored twice in the top of the sixth inning, but got no closer.

AnnaKate McElhaney (5 IP, 7ER, 5H, 8BB, 3K) took the pitching loss for the Canes.

Cio Seigler, Paris Poston, Presley Edwards, and Lauren McElhaney had hits for Cartersville. Mattie Johnson added one RBI.

East Paulding improved to 3-5 with their win.

Cartersville (3-4) will play Cherokee (9 am) and Jackson County (1 pm) Saturday at Boling Park in Canton.


The Adairsville softball team lost a Region 6AAA home game to Coahulla Creek Thursday, 13-5.

The Lady Tigers held an early 5-1 lead, but the visiting Lady Colts used an eight-run fourth inning to power past Adairsville.

Coahulla Creek (6-4, 2-3) out hit Adairsville in the contest, fifteen to eight.

Havyn Isaac and Loren Harris (RBI) had two hits each for Adairsville. Sadye Johnson (2 RBIs), Emily Collum, Sierra Tanner (RBI), and Natalie Burrow (RBI) had the other Lady Tigers’ hits.

Adairsville (4-4, 2-3) hosts a non-region doubleheader with Armuchee Monday at 5:30 pm.

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