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Softball roundup: Woodland keeps rolling along, Lady Tigers blank LFO

Woodland softball continued its winning ways Thursday night with a 9-4 victory over visiting Villa Rica in a Region 7-AAAAA matchup.

Villa Rica took a brief 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning, but Woodland scored in each of its first five frames to eventually take control of the contest.

Woodland led 4-2 heading to the fourth inning — and after Villa Rica tied the game 4-4 in the top of the fourth — the host Lady Cats scored four times in the bottom of the fourth to take an 8-4 advantage. Woodland added an insurance run in the fifth.

The Woodland bats out-dueled Villa Rica 13 hits to four. Both teams committed four errors.

Skylar Chappell (photo) had three hits and two RBI for Woodland. Bella Carnes also finished with three hits. Morgan Cooper drove home three runs with two hits. Caroline Higdon added a pair of hits and one RBI. Jordan Duck, Kendyl Hardin, and Hannah Miller each had one hit. Morgan Bailey contributed one RBI.

Sarah Baynard (7 IP, 4R, 0ER, 4H, 3BB, 2K) collected the pitching win with a complete game effort. All runs against her were unearned.

The loss dropped Villa Rica to 11-10 overall and 7-8 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Woodland (17-5, 11-2), who has now won 11-straight games, steps out of region play Friday to host Lassiter at 5:30 p.m. Next week, the Lady Cats will travel to Rome Monday, host Hiram Tuesday, and close out the regular season at Paulding County Thursday.


The Lady Tigers broke open a scoreless game with two runs in the bottom of the third inning and pitcher Taylor Rhoades made the lead stand up with a 2-0 Region 6-AAA shutout.

Rhoades earned the complete-game pitching win by scattering four hits and a walk across seven innings of work. She struck out four.

Sierra Tanner was the only Adairsville batter with two hits. Breeana Wilson contributed a double. Havyn Issace drove in a run with a triple and a sacrifice. Victoria O’Neal had a hit and one RBI. Natalie Burrow had the other Lady Tigers’ hit.

The loss saw Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe’s season mark fall to 9-14 overall and 3-13 in Region 6-AAA.

Adairsville finished the regular season with a 7-19 overall record and was 5-11 in region action.


Cass softball lost a Region 7-AAAAA contest Thursday night at Hiram, 7-2.

Hiram took a 6-0 lead through four innings to gain control of the contest early.

The Lady Colonels scored their two runs in the top of the fifth to narrow the margin to 6-2 before the host Hornets added a run in the bottom of the frame.

Kylee Hembree (3 IP, 4R, 3ER, 3H, 3BB, 1K) and Macenzie Dougharty (3 IP, 2ER, 3H, 1K) split the pitching duties for Cass.

Dougharty had one of the Lady Colonels’ four hits with a double and two RBI. Jaden Musacchio, Haley Smith, and Rachael Lee had the other Cass base hits.

Hiram improved to 11-8-1 overall and 6-7 in region play.

Cass (3-20, 3-10) travels to Paulding County Monday at 5:55 p.m. and will host East Paulding and Carrollton Tuesday and Thursday.

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