Canes remain unbeaten in region; Woodland, Cass drop contests
The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes remained unbeaten in region play Monday night with a win over Cedartown, while Cass and Woodland dropped region contests.
Cass lost a late lead at home to 3rd-ranked Carrollton and Woodland was edged at Rome by a single run.
CARTERSVILLE 12, CEDARTOWN 6
Josh Davis and J.P. Martin combined for five hits and seven RBI as Cartersville won 12-6 Monday night in a Region 5-AAAA contest at Cedartown.
Martin doubled and homered in three at bats. Davis had three hits including a double.
The Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead in the second inning only to have the Bulldogs tie the game in the third inning. The Canes then scored ten runs over the final four innings to take a 12-2 lead.
Cedartown scored four times in the bottom of the seventh, but fell short in their comeback.
Cohen Wilbanks picked up the pitching win for Cartersville going the first three and one-third innings on the mound. He allowed two unearned runs on three hits while fanning six. Levi Ayers (2.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 3K), Martin (0.2 IP, 4R, 3ER, 3H, 2K), and Gage Morris (0.1 IP) also pitched.
Cartersville out hit Cedartown eight to six.
Jack Haney led the Bulldogs’ offense with a home run and a double for three RBI. Will Sanders also had a hit and one RBI.
In addition to the offensive performances of Davis and Martin, Mason Barnett (RBI), Brant Smith (RBI), and Preston Welchel (RBI) had base hits for the Hurricanes.
The loss drops Cedartown to an 8-10 overall mark and 2-4 in Region 5-AAAA.
Cartersville (16-5, 5-0) hosts Central-Carroll Tuesday and Sandy Creek Friday. Both region games are set for 5:55 p.m. starts.
CARROLLTON 5, CASS 3
The Cass Colonels lost a late lead Monday night to Class 5A third-ranked Carrollton and dropped the Region 7-AAAAA matchup, 5-3.
The Colonels grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning and led 3-0 through five innings in support of starting pitcher Evan Hinton.
Hinton allowed three unearned runs in six innings of work and settled for no decision while scattering five hits and four walks. He struck out seven. Wyatt Karlovich (1 IP, 2ER, 2H, 2BB, 1K) was labeled with the loss in the seventh.
Jared Soliz (7 IP, 3R, 1ER, 4H, 2BB, 8K) tossed a complete game in earning the win for Carrollton.
Destine Udombon led the Trojans with two hits including a double and two RBI. Chris Gaiter also had two hits for Carrollton.
Steven Spell hit a solo home run for the Colonels in the second and finished with three RBI. Nathan Smith, Bryson Markley, and Matt Shook had the other Cass base hits.
Carrollton improved to 17-3 overall and remained an unbeaten 7-0 in region action.
Cass (9-10, 3-4) travels to Carrollton Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. and hosts Rome on Friday at 5:55 p.m.
ROME 7, WOODLAND 6
Both teams started fast, but it was Rome that edged Woodland 7-6 in a Region 7-AAAAA game Monday night behind the Levee in Rome.
Woodland took a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Rome answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning and added two more in the third to take a 6-5 lead.
Woodland tied the game in the top of the fifth, but the Wolves’ Xavier Roberts hit a solo home run to take the lead for good in the bottom of the inning and Rome held off the Wildcats down the stretch.
Roberts finished with three hits including a double to go with his homer and two RBI. Sevie Andrews (RBI) and Aldin Astin finished with two hits for the Wolves.
Braden Hyde (5 IP, 6R, 0ER, 7H, 2BB, 4K) was Rome’s winning pitcher. Knox Kadum (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 1K) earned a two inning save.
Ben Ammons (6 IP, 7ER, 10H, 0BB, 1K) went the distance, but was the losing pitcher for Woodland.
Koby Stansel had three hits including a double and one RBI. Dylan Webb had two hits with a double and two RBI. Ammons drove in a run with a hit and Marco Haro added one hit.
Rome improved to 9-7 overall and 4-1 in region action.
Woodland (9-11, 2-3) hosts Rome Wednesday in the second game of the series at 5:55 p.m.