Baseball roundup: Colonels, Tigers, Canes collect region wins
All four local teams were in action Thursday night with Cass topping Woodland to even their season series. Adairsville won an important region game with Sonoraville and Cartersville made short work of visiting LaGrange.
The Cass baseball team earned a season split with visiting Woodland Thursday evening with an 11-5 Region 7-AAAAA victory.
Woodland won the first meeting between the two county rivals last Friday at Woodland, 15-2.
Thursday, it appeared early that Woodland would take control.
The Wildcats scored three runs in the top of the third for a 3-0 lead, but the Colonels scored four times in the bottom of the third to take a lead they would not relinquish.
Cass added single runs in teh four and fifth innings, then added five more in the sixth for an 11-3 lead.
Woodland scored two runs in the top of the seventh and out hit Cass 12 to 11, but the Colonels held on for the victory.
The Wildcats did not help themselves defensively. Only two of the 11 Cass runs were earned with Woodland committing five errors in the game. Cass also committed three errors in the contest.
Cass pitcher Wyatt Karlovich (5.2 IP, 3ER, 9H, 1BB, 3K) earned the win with Logan Nelson (1.1 IP, 2ER, 3H, 1BB) retiring the final four outs.
Koby Stansel (5 IP, 9R, 2ER, 9H, 1BB, 3K) was the losing pitcher for Woodland. Tyler Dilcher (1 IP, 2R, 0ER, 2H, 0BB, 2K) also pitched.
Ben Ammons finished with three hits and two RBI for Woodland. Bryce Evans (2 RBI), Marco Haro (RBI), and Stansel added two hits each. Chris Mills, Titus Jones, and Dylan Webb had one hit apiece for the Wildcats.
Evan Hinton doubled twice and had three RBI. Nelson had two hits and Nathan Smith had one RBI and two hits. Matt Shook added a double while Gavin Young, Clay Means, Karlovich (RBI), and Thomas Botts (RBI) contributed one hit each.
Woodland (8-9, 1-2 Region 7-AAAAA) travels to East Paulding Friday for a 5:55 p.m. start.
Cass (9-8, 3-2) hosts Villa Rica Friday at 5:55 p.m.
ADAIRSVILLE 3, SONORAVILLE 2
The Adairsville Tigers got solid pitching and just enough offensive production Thursday night as they earned an important Region 6-AAA victory over Sonoraville, 3-2.
Kyler Pelfrey (5 IP, 1ER, 3H, 5BB, 5K) started on the mound and was credited with the pitching victory for Adairsville. Caden Gibbs (2 IP, 1ER, 1H, 1BB, 1K) earned a save.
The Tigers scored a single run in the first inning and two more in the third to take a 3-0 lead, then held off the visiting Phoenix over the final four frames. Sonoraville scored single runs in the fourth and sixth innings for the 3-2 final score.
Pelfrey doubled, advanced to third on an infield error, and scored on a passed ball for the Tigers’ first inning run. They added two more in the third utilizing singles by Corey Nation, Noah Dutton, and Gibbs. Pelfrey also contributed in the inning with a groundout that produced a run.
Sonoraville falls to 5-7 overall and 1-4 in Region 6-AAA play.
Adairsville (10-5, 3-2) travels to Murray County Friday at 5:55 p.m.
CARTERSVILLE 14, LaGRANGE 4 (5 inn.)
The Cartersville baseball team scored runs in every inning Thursday evening as they defeated visiting LaGrange 14-4 in five innings.
The one-side final started as a back-and-forth struggle. LaGrange put up all four of their runs in the first three innings and held brief leads of 1-0, 3-2, and 4-3 in the early frames.
The Hurricanes, however, answered every time as they out hit the Grangers 16 to six.
Gage Morris (2.1 IP, 1ER, 2H, 0BB, 5K) picked up the pitching win for the Canes in relief of starter Levi Ayers (2 IP, 3R, 2ER, 4H, 0BB, 2K). Jake Gooch (0.2 IP, 1BB) closed out the final two outs.
Ben Stogner was tagged with the pitching loss for the Grangers in relief of starter Brant Williams. LaGrange used five total pitchers in the contest.
On offense, Mason Barnett tripled, homered and walked for three RBI. Josh Davis, Devin Warner (double, 2 RBI), and Ian Inaba (3 RBI) had three hits each. Jake Gooch had two hits while J.P. Martin and Preston Welchel added one hit and two RBI. Anthony Seigler also had a hit.
Logan Karcher was the only Granger with two hits.
With the loss, LaGrange falls to 4-16 overall and 2-2 in region play.
Cartersville (13-5, 3-0) plays at Troup County Friday at 5:55 p.m. and will take on Pepperell Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Rome Braves’ State Mutual Stadium.