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Lady Cats extend streak; Late runs take Rebels past Adairsville

Woodland softball continued its hot streak Monday night with a 9-1 home win in five innings over the Kell Longhorns.

The Lady Cats have now won nine in a row and 14 of their last 15. They have also won nine straight Region 7-AAAAA games after an 0-2 start in the league.

Woodland took a 9-0 lead in the first three innings Monday night and pitcher Sarah Baynard kept Kell off the scoreboard except for a single run in the top of the fourth inning.

Baynard allowed only five hits and one walk in earning the pitching win. The lone run was earned and she recorded one strikeout.

Hannah Miller was 2-for-3 for Woodland with one RBI. Jordan Duck was also 2-for-3.

Six other Lady Cats had one hit each including triples by Morgan Bailey and Skylar Chappell (2 RBI). Ansley Evans (RBI), Caroline Higdon (RBI), Kendyl Hardin, and Bella Carnes added one hit apiece. Carnes, Bailey, and Morgan Cooper each stole a base.

The loss drops Kell to 8-7 overall and 8-6 in region action.

Woodland (15-5, 9-2) plays at Cass Tuesday before hosting Villa Rica Thursday and Lassiter Friday. All three games are scheduled for 5:55 p.m. starts.


Visiting Haralson County broke open a tight game with six runs over the final three innings in a 10-6 win Monday night at Adairsville.

The two teams went to the fifth inning tied 4-4 after Adairsville scored two runs in both the first and fourth innings. Haralson Co. scored four times in the top of the second for a 4-2 lead at the time.

The visiting Rebels then made their late scoring run to take a 10-4 lead. The Lady Tigers scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on a pair of hits, a walk, and an error, but it wasn’t enough.

Adairsville committed eight errors in the game. Only four of the Haralson County runs were earned.

Victoria O’Neal (4 IP, 5R, 2ER, 3H, 2BB, 5K) and Taylor Rhoades (3 IP, 5R, 2ER, 6H, 2BB, 1K) split the pitching duties for the Tigers.

Sierra Tanner paced the Adairsville offense with four hits including a double and one RBI. Sadye Johnson added two hits and two RBI including a first inning, solo home run. Havyn Isaac (RBI), Natalie Burrow (RBI), and Chloe Souders had the other Lady Tigers’ hits. O’Neal drove in a run.

10th-ranked Haralson improved to 14-6 overall and 9-4 in Region 6-AAA.

Adairsville (5-19, 3-11) wraps up its regular season Thursday at home against Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe.

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