Lady Canes swept at LaGrange on final inning runs; Cass winless at Score Tourney
The Cartersville softball team was swept in a Region 5-AAAA doubleheader Saturday at LaGrange.
The Lady Grangers took the opener with a final inning home run and won the second game with a two-RBI double in extra innings.
LaGrange won the opener with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh by Camden Smith. The Grangers loaded the bases in a 2-2 game with an infield error, a fielder’s choice, and a walk.
Cartersville took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning when Cio Seigler scored on a double-steal play. The Lady Canes’ first run scored in the first inning on a Colbi Ballard RBI double.
LaGrange tied the game with a pair of runs in their half of the fifth inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Destiny Fitzpatrick and Jacee Marable.
In Game 2, LaGrange used a pair of singles by Marable and Smith followed by a two-RBI double by Macee Stone to break open a tie game in the top of the eighth inning.
Cartersville had the potential tying runs on base in the bottom of the eighth, but were unable to push either runner across.
Seigler had two hits including a solo home run in the second game. AnnaKate McElhaney (RBI), Ballard (RBI), and Lauren McElhaney had one hit apiece in each game.
Ballard (14.1 IP, 10R, 8ER, 15H, 5BB, 12K) suffered both pitching losses.
Camden Smith was the winning pitcher in both games for LaGrange. She tossed a complete-game in the opener and was a winner, tossing five innings of relief in Game 2.
LaGrange improved to 15-5 overall and 7-2 in region games.
Cartersville (8-11, 4-7) closes out the regular season this week at Chapel Hill Tuesday and at home Friday night against North Cobb.
CASS GOES WINLESS AT SCORE INTERNATIONAL TOURNEY
After dropping a pair of games Friday night at the Chattanooga Score International Invitational, the Lady Colonels again lost twice on Saturday.
Sonoraville edged Cass 5-3 and Christian Heritage was an 11-2 winner over the Colonels.
Rachael Lee finished the two games Saturday with three hits. Kelly Young and Hallie Owens had two hits and one RBI apiece. Haley Owens added one hit and one RBI. Eryn Lee, Maggie Collum, Macenzie Dougharty (double), and Kylee Hembree contributed one hit each.
Lee (5 IP, 5R, 3ER, 9H, 1BB, 2K) was tagged with the pitching loss to Sonoraville although she allowed only three earned runs.
Hembree (2 IP, 9R, 6ER, 8H, 1BB) and Dougharty (3 IP, 2ER, 6H, 1K) split the pitching duties in the loss to Christian Heritage.
Cass (3-18) hosts Woodland Tuesday at 5:55 p.m. and travels to Hiram on Thursday.