Softball weekend roundup: Cass wins twice at SCORE tourney
Cass softball finished 2-2 this weekend at the Chattanooga Score International Softball Invitational.
The Lady Colonels defeated Sonoraville 4-3 and Murray County 6-1, but had losses to Ringgold 12-1 and Coahulla Creek 4-0.
Taylor Gibson and Haley Owens each had a pitching win for Cass. Gibson (6 IP, 3ER, 8H, 0BB, 2K) picked up the victory against Sonoraville. Owens (5 IP, 1ER, 6H, 1BB, 1K) was the winner in the Murray County game.
Sarah Fox was 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the tournament. Sarah Moore finished 3-for-10 with a double and one RBI. Keturah Hight was 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Macenzie Dougharty had two hits including a double and two RBIs. Alexia Najaroo also had two hits that included a double and scored two runs.
Cass (4-16, 0-8) plays at Carrollton Monday and hosts Villa Rica Tuesday. Both games are 5:55 p.m. starts.
LaGRANGE 3, CARTERSVILLE 1
LaGrange scored three times in the first inning and made it stand up for a 3-1 Region 5-AAAA win in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Lady Canes.
Lady Grangers’ pitcher Camden Smith scattered six hits and a walk over seven innings to outduel Cartersville pitcher Colbi Ballard. Smith struck out three.
Ballard did not allow an earned run and limited LaGrange to only three hits. She fanned two and did not walk a batter.
Paris Poston had three hits including a double for Cartersville. Jolea Prokop, Lauren McElhaney, and Ballard added one hit apiece. AnnaKate McElhaney had one RBI.
LaGRANGE 6, CARTERSVILLE 5
In the second game of Saturday’s Region 5-AAAA doubleheader, LaGrange took a 5-0 lead, but Cartersville kept the game close with a four-run fifth inning. Both teams added a single run in the seventh inning for a 6-5 final.
Camden Smith (7 IP, 5R, 1ER, 5H, 1BB, 1K) picked up her second pitching win of the day for LaGrange.
Hannah Karcher was 3-for-4 with four RBIs to lead the visiting Grangers’ offense. Madison Dennis added two hits for LaGrange.
Five different Lady Canes had one hit each.
Paris Poston’s hit was a double. Cio Seigler (RBI), Colbi Ballard (RBI), Presley Edwards (RBI), and Jolea Prokop had the other Lady Canes’ hits.
LaGrange improved to 14-6 overall and 7-2 in region play
Cartersville (7-11, 5-6) will entertain Chapel Hill Tuesday in a 5:55 p.m. start.
EAST PAULDING 4, WOODLAND 3
The Lady Cats led 1-0 early and 3-2 heading to the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday at East Paulding, but lost to the host Lady Raiders in walk-off fashion 4-3.
Maggie O’Kelley — who was also the complete-game winning pitcher — drove in the Raiders’ go-ahead runs with a two-out double in the final inning.
O’Kelley scattered seven hits and five walks to earn the pitching victory. She struck out eight.
Sarah Baynard (6.2 IP, 4R, 2ER, 6H, 4BB, 3K) was the tough luck loser in the circle for the Lady Cats.
Bella Carnes had two hits including a double and one RBI for Woodland. Morgan Bailey, Ansley Evans, Jordan Duck, Morgan Cooper, and Baynard added one hit each as the Lady Cats out hit East Paulding seven to six.
East Paulding evened its season mark at 9-9 and 4-5 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Woodland (6-9, 3-6) hosts Northwest Whitfield in a non-region game Monday at 5:55 p.m. before traveling to Hiram Tuesday, Lassiter Wednesday, Paulding County Thursday, and Villa Rica on Friday.
ADAIRSVILLE 5, HARALSON COUNTY 3
The Lady Tigers took a 4-0 lead in the first inning Thursday and held off the visiting Haralson County Lady Rebels, 5-3.
Adairsville had four singles in the productive first inning, but also took advantage of an error and two hit batsmen.
Loren Harris (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 1K), Taylor Rhodes (4 IP, 2ER, 5H, 0BB, 2K), and Victoria O’Neal (1 IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 3BB, 2K) all pitched for Adairsville. Rhodes picked up the win in the circle. O’Neal was credited with a save.
Harris hit a solo home run for the Lady Tigers in the fifth inning. O’Neal had two hits. Natalie Burrow had two RBIs and a hit. Makenzie Gwin, Havyn Isaac, and Alexa Varner each contributed a hit. Sadye Johnson added one RBI.
Adairsville (11-5, 4-5) hosts Calhoun Monday at 5:30 p.m. and will face Sonoraville at home on Tuesday in a 5 p.m. doubleheader.