Softball roundup: Cass rallies to beat Rome, other local teams fall
Cass softball trailed early, but came from behind Tuesday evening at the Cass Athletic Complex to even their season record at 1-1 and defeat visiting Rome, 9-5.
The Lady Colonels took a 1-0 lead in the second inning before Rome posted five runs in the top of the third to take a 5-1 lead.
From there, the Cass offense chipped way scoring two runs in the third and three runs in both the fourth and sixth frames.
Rachael Lee (5 IP, 0R, 5H, 3BB, 2K) picked up the pitching win for the Colonels in relief of starter Haley Owens (2 IP, 5ER, 7H, 2BB, 1K).
Both teams finished with 12 hits and did not commit an error.
Maci Andrews tripled twice and drove in two runs for the Lady Wolves. Cassie Covington, Madison Ingram, Mackenzie McNitt, and Hiley Curry each had two hits for Rome.
Rachael Lee and Eryn Lee paced the Lady Colonels with three hits each. Rachael Lee’s night included a double, a stolen base, and four RBI. Eryn Lee’s contributions included a double, three stolen bases, and one RBI.
Haley Smith had a double, a triple, and one RBI in a 2-for-3 performance. Jaden Musacchio, Kelly Young, Saydee Najarro, and Owens tossed in one hit apiece. Macenzie Dougharty added a sac fly for a run in the fourth inning. Maggie Collum walked three times and swiped a pair of bases.
With the loss, Rome is not 3-6 overall and 0-3 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Cass (1-1, 1-1) hosts Kell Thursday at 5:55 p.m. in their third-straight region game to open the season.
CENTRAL-CARROLL 8, CARTERSVILLE 3
Central-Carroll scored six runs in the home-half of the first inning Tuesday evening and went on to defeat visiting Cartersville, 8-3, in a Region 5-AAAA matchup.
The Lady Canes posted single runs in the second and fourth innings to narrow the margin to 6-2, but two runs by Central in the fifth inning gave the Lady Lions a comfortable 8-2 lead they would maintain. Cartersville added their final run in the sixth inning.
Presley Edwards hit a second inning, solo home run for Cartersville and AnnaKate McElhaney added a pair of doubles to highlight the Lady Canes’ offense. Hope Short and Lauren McElhaney had the other Cartersville base hits. Colbi Ballard drove in a Canes’ run in the sixth with a groundout.
Faith Bennett had two hits including a double and one RBI at the top of the Central batting order. Hayley Fehring had a double and two RBI while six other Lions had one hit each.
Ballard (0.2 IP, 6ER, 7H, 1BB) started in the circle for Cartersville and was tagged with the loss. AnnaKate McElhaney (5.1 IP, 2ER, 2H, 8BB, 1K) entered in the first inning and finished the game.
Central improved to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in Region 5-AAAA with their win.
Cartersville (2-1, 1-1) hosts Woodland in a non-regon game Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
CARROLLTON 8, WOODLAND 1
Carrollton (4-1, 2-0 in Region 7-AAAAA) broke open a close game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday night to defeat visiting Woodland 8-1.
After the Trojans took a 3-0 lead early, Woodland scored in the fifth to narrow the margin to 3-1 and trailed only 4-1 heading to the sixth.
Woodland managed only four hits off Carrollton pitcher Olivia Fannin who fanned seven and earned the complete-game win.
Morgan Cooper hit a solo home run for Woodland’s fifth inning run. Hannah Miller doubled. Kendyl Hardin and Jordan Duck had the other Lady Cats’ hits.
Woodland (1-3, 0-2) plays at Cartersville Thursday afternoon in a non-region game at 5:30 p.m.
SONORAVILLE 4, ADAIRSVILLE 3
Adairsville suffered a difficult Region 6-AAA loss at home to Sonoraville Tuesday night, 4-3.
Sonoraville (5-0, 3-0 Region 6-AAA) scored all four of its runs in the top of the sixth inning for the come-from-behind victory.
Adairsville (1-2, 1-2) hosts Coahulla Creek Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will play five games in the Dalton Lady Catamount Invitational Friday and Saturday.