Canes win twice Saturday
The Cartersville baseball team won a pair of games Saturday at Richard Bell Field, defeating Rome 4-1 and Sequoyah 7-2.
Cartersville fell behind early in the opener, but responded with a four-run fifth inning to defeat the Rome Wolves.
Rome took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on a walk and a pair of hits. Connor Bullard drove in Sevie Andrews with a single into left field.
Cartersville had five consective batters to reach base to open the bottom of the fifth.
Ian Inaba, LaDarius Winburn, and Preston Welchel singled in that stretch while J.P. Martin walked and Anthony Seigler was hit by a pitch. Mason Barnett forced in a run with a bases loaded walk and Jordan Wilkie drove in the fourth run with a groundout.
Gage Morris (2.2 IP, 0R, 2H, 0BB, 2K) was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Martin (4 IP, 1ER, 4H, 4BB, 8K). Seigler took the mound to record the final out with just one pitch.
Rome had six different players to single as they out-hit the Canes six to three. Chandler Bridges (4 IP, 4ER, 3H, 3BB, 1K) was saddled with the pitching loss for the Wolves.
CARTERSVILLE 7, SEQUOYAH 2
Cartersville took advantage of four straight walks to begin their game with Sequoyah Saturday and J.P. Martin delivered a two-run double as the Canes claimed an early four-run lead. An infield error contributed to the other run.
Sequoyah scored single runs in the second and third innings, but the Hurricanes more than answered with three runs of their own to lead 7-2 after three frames.
Meanwhile, starting pitcher Levi Ayers (5 IP, 2ER, 4H, 1BB, 4K) and relievers Mason Barnett (1 IP, 1K) and Gage Morris (1 IP, 1K) managed the Chiefs’ offense.
Martin finished with three hits including his double and two RBI. Anthony Seigler (RBI) and Ian Inaba added a pair of hits each. Barnett (double, RBI), Devin Warner, and Preston Welchel had one hit apiece.
Cartersville (5-2) hosts Etowah Monday at Richard Bell Field at 5:30 p.m.