Saturday HS softball roundup: Lady Cats have win streak snapped but pick up only local win


The Woodland softball team had their five-game winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon in a one-run, home loss to South Paulding, but the Lady Cats did pick up the only local wins in the Buccaneer Bash hosted at fields across the area by Allatoona. Saturday’s results:



SOUTH PAULDING 3, WOODLAND 2


The Lady Cats out hit visiting South Paulding 8-7, but came up short where it matters falling 3-2 in Woodland’s final game of the Buccaneer Bash.


The loss snapped a five-game win streak for Woodland.


Both teams scored single runs in the first inning. South Paulding then took a 2-1 lead in the second inning before Woodland tied the game 2-2 in the top of the fifth.


The Spartans’ go-ahead run, however, came in the bottom of the fifth for their 3-2 victory.


Katelyn Munoz (7 IP, 2R, 1ER, 8H, 0BB, 2K) was the winning pitcher for South Paulding. Haiden Farmer had two hits for the Lady Spartans.


Madi Bentley (4 IP, 2ER, 4H, 7BB, 2K) started in the pitching circle for Woodland and was tagged with the loss. Lainey Baker (2 IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 1K) worked the final two frames as pitcher.


Caroline Higdon was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Ansley Evans had two hits. Bella Carnes, Morgan Bailey, and Hannah Miller added one hit each for the Lady Cats.




WOODLAND 8, BRUNSWICK 2


Saturday morning, the Lady Cats won their fifth-straight by defeating visiting Brunswick as part of the Buccaneer Bash games played at Woodland High School.


Woodland led 2-0 after one inning and extended to 7-1 through four frames. Both teams added single runs in the sixth inning.


Sarah Baynard (7 IP, 2ER, 6H, 2BB, 1K) was the Lady Cats’ winning pitcher with a complete-game effort.


Ansley Evans went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Morgan Bailey was also 3-for-4 with one RBI and scored two runs. Bella Carnes (RBI), Hannah Miller, and Morgan Cooper contributed one hit apiece.


Woodland finished 3-1 in tournament games this weekend.


Woodland (6-5, 2-2) returns to Region 7-AAAAA play Tuesday at Villa Rica at 5:55 p.m. and will host Rome Thursday before playing in the Bartow County Championship Tournament Friday and Saturday.




SONORAVILLE 2, CARTERSVILLE 0


In Cartersville’s first of two games Saturday played at Kennesaw Mountain High School in the Buccaneer Bash, the Lady Canes were shutout for a third straight game.


This time it was the Sonoraville Phoenix who limited Cartersville to a lone single by AnnaKate McElhaney in the top of the fourth inning.


Sonoraville (10-0) took advantage of a pair of Cartersville errors and one hit for the game’s only two unearned runs in the third inning.




ALEXANDER 8, CARTERSVILLE 2


Cartersville and Alexander battled in a 2-2 tie until the Cougars struck for six runs in the top of the seventh inning Saturday to pull away for an 8-2 win over the Lady Canes.


Alexander took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but Cartersville scored twice in the fifth to knot the game 2-2.


Colbi Ballard (5 IP, 7ER, 8H, 5BB, 2K) ) pitched into the seventh inning, but suffered the pitching loss for the Hurricanes. AnnaKate McElhaney (1 IP, 1ER, 1H) retired the final three outs.


Presley Edwards had two hits including a double. AnnaKate McElhaney doubled and added two RBI. Hope Short, Emma Frothingham, Cio Seigler, Lauren McElhaney, and Rylie Harris contributed one Cartersville hit each.


The Lady Canes (5-6, 3-3) host Darlington Monday at 5:55 p.m. and will play in the Bartow County Championship Tournament Friday and Saturday.




BAINBRIDGE 13, CASS 0


Cass fell behind early Saturday morning and never recovered in a 13-0 loss to Bainbridge at home as part of the Buccaneer Bash.


The visiting Bearcats banged out 11 hits in their four-inning victory and improved to 8-0 on the year. Meanwhile, the Lady Colonels managed only two hits — one each by Kailia Carson and Haley Owens.




LOVETT 12, CASS 0


The Lady Colonels’ Saturday afternoon game of the Buccaneer Bash was over almost as soon as it started.


Lovett scored 12 times in the top of the first inning and blanked Cass on the day for a 12-0 decision in four innings at Cass High School.


Haley Smith walked and had one of the Colonels’ three hits. Haley Owens and Maggie Collum had the other Cass base hits.


Cass (1-7, 1-3) returns to Region 7-AAAAA play Tuesday at home against Hiram.

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