Softball roundup: Woodland wins sixth straight
Woodland pitcher Madi Bentley tossed a four-inning, two-hitter Thursday night as the Lady Cats shutout visiting Paulding County, 12-0.
Bentley walked four and struck out five while earning the win in the circle.
Woodland scored two runs in both the first and second innings to take a 4-0 lead before ending the game in the bottom of the fourth with an eight run outburst that included six hits, a walk, and a Patriots’ error.
Woodland accumulated thirteen hits in just four offensive frames.
Morgan Cooper (double, RBI), Skylar Chappell (double, 2 RBI), Hannah Miller (RBI), and Bella Carnes (triple, RBI) all had two hits apiece for the Lady Cats. Jordan Duck had a hit and three RBI. Morgan Bailey contributed a hit and two RBI. Kendyl Hardin doubled and Caroline Higdon added one hit.
Kendall Cantrell had both Paulding County hits.
The Patriots slipped to 3-12 overall and 1-8 in region play.
Woodland (13-5, 7-2), won its sixth-straight and has now won 11 of 12. The Lady Cats play at East Paulding Monday at 5:55 p.m. and host Region 7-AAAAA leader Carrollton on Tuesday.
CENTRAL-CARROLL 7, CARTERSVILLE 2
Visiting Central-Carroll took a 4-0 lead early and kept Cartersville off the scoreboard until the sixth inning in a 7-2 Region 5-AAAA win Thursday evening.
S Sharp tossed a complete-game four-hitter for the Lions. She struck out five and walked only one.
AnnaKate McElhaney (7 IP, 7R, 4ER, 7H, 5BB) went the distance in the circle, but suffered the pitching loss for Cartersville.
F Bennett had two hits and one RBI for the Lions. Taylor Stevens hit a fifth inning solo home run and finished with two RBI.
Lauren McElhaney finished with a pair of hits for the Lady Canes including a double and one RBI. AnnaKate McElhaney contributed one RBI with a hit. Cio Seigler had the other Cartersville base hit.
Central improved to 13-3 overall and 7-1 in region action.
Cartersville (7-9, 3-5) is off until next Thursday at 5:55 p.m. for another region tilt at Sandy Creek.
SONORAVILLE 2, ADAIRSVILLE 0
Adairsville and Sonoraville battled in a scoreless tie through five innings Thursday evening before the home-standing Phoenix posted the game’s only two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 2-0 Region 6-AAA win.
Kristen Davis (7 IP, 0R, 2H, 0BB, 9K) was a complete-game pitching winner for Sonoraville. She also drove in two runs and had one of the two Phoenix hits.
Adairsville’s Victoria O’Neal (6 IP, 2R, 0ER, 2H, 0BB, 8K) was saddled with the loss despite tossing her own two-hitter with no earned runs and eight strikeouts.
Sadye Johnson and Alexa Varner had the Adairsville base hits.
Sonoraville (12-2, 9-1) remains in first place in Region 6-AAA.
Adairsville (3-16, 1-9) plays at Northwest Whitfield in a non-region game Saturday at 5 p.m. and returns to region action Monday at Coahulla Creek at 5:30 p.m.
CARROLLTON 8, CASS 0
Olivia Fannin tossed a no-hitter and Carrollton scored six times in the bottom of the third inning Thursday evening on their way to an 8-0 blanking of visiting Cass.
Fannin walked two and struck out eight in her five inning performance.
Scout Jennings and Fannin combined for four hits and three RBI to lead the Carrollton attack. One of Jennings’ hits was a home run.
The Trojans remained undefeated in Region 7-AAAAA at 8-0 and improved to 11-1 overall.
Cass (2-12, 2-6) entertains Villa Rica Monday at 5:55 p.m. and travels to Rome on Tuesday.