Wednesday's baseball roundup: Wildcats upset third-ranked Kell
Koby Stansel tossed a complete-game, one-hitter Wednesday night at The Ballpark at Woodland and Zach Wilson delivered a seventh inning walk off RBI single as the Wildcats knocked off Class AAAAA third-ranked Kell 3-2 and celebrated their seniors’ final home game. Wilson (photo below) finished the night 2-for-3 and drove in all three of the Wildcats’ runs. Stansel (photo left, 7 IP, 2R, 0ER, 1H, 4BB, 5K) allowed only a second inning single to the Longhorns’ Noah Dawkins, but defensive miscues by the Wildcats and walks enabled Kell to reach the final frame in a 2-2 tie. Woodland committed four errors in the contest.
In addition to the production off Wilson’s bat, Woodland got a pair of hits from Dallas Adams including a double plus a double by Marco Haro and a single by Bailey Ward.
The loss dropped Kell to 20-6 for the season and 12-3 in region action. It also placed the Longhorns in a four-way tie for first place in Region 5-AAAA with Carrollton, Rome, and East Paulding. All four teams have one region game remaining. Woodland (11-14, 7-8) is scheduled to complete the 2019 campaign and will look to play spoiler again Friday at Kell.
PHOTOS: TCPics Photography
CARROLLTON 8, CASS 4
The host Colonels held a 3-2 lead through four innings Wednesday night, but 8th-ranked Carrollton outscored Cass 6-1 over the final three innings to keep pace with three other 7-AAAAA teams (Kell, Rome, and East Paulding) at the top of the region standings. Carrollton (23-5, 12-3) is in a four-way tie for first place in the league with each team having one regular season, region game remaining.
The Trojans are scheduled to host Cass Friday at 5:55 p.m. while Kell entertains Woodland and Rome goes head-to-head with East Paulding in Dallas.
Kannen Christian (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 1BB) picked up Carrollton’s pitching win Wednesday in relief of starter Eli Runyan (4 IP, 3ER, 6H, 1BB, 4K). Tucker Sullivan (0.2 IP) and Sam Simpson (1.1 IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 1K) also pitched for the Trojans.
Jayden Smith (5.2 IP, 7R, 2ER, 9H, 2BB, 2K) was saddled with the pitching loss for the Colonels despite a solid outing. Two Cass errors led to five unearned runs. Clay Means (1.1 IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 2K) recorded the final five outs on the mound for hosts after Smith left in the sixth. Brandon Prince was the only Trojan with two hits. He drove in one run. Charlie Lanier and Asa Awbrey added RBI doubles for Carrollton.
Sam Melton had two hits including a double for Cass. Bryson Markley (RBI) and Logan Nelson also had two hits. Blaine Ingram contributed a double. Jordan Gani and Kyle Miller had the other Colonels’ base hits. Smith drove in a pair of runs with two sacrifice flies. Cass (7-18, 3-12) concludes the season Friday at Carrollton.
RINGGOLD 11, ADAIRSVILLE 1
The Adairsville High School baseball team dropped an 11-1, five-inning decision to visiting 5th-ranked Ringgold Wednesday evening at Tigers’ Field. Ringgold, who has locked up the Region 6-AAA title, raced to a 9-0 lead in the first two innings and added two more runs in the top of the fifth inning. Adairsville scored its run in the bottom of the fourth when Logan Hunt scored on a wild pitch after he had singled to start the inning.
Wyatt Tennant had a pair of doubles and two RBI to pace the Ringgold attack. Four other visitors had one hit each.
Wade Conduff, Trace Still, and B.J. Roper had two hits each for Adairsville. Evan Henry and Hunt had the other base hits for the locals. Mason Parker (3.1 IP, 1ER, 7H, 1BB, 5K) was the winning pitcher for Ringgold.
Eli Agnew (1 IP, 5ER, 1H, 5BB, 1K) took the pitching loss for Adairsville. Brenden Carroll (0.2 IP, 4R, 2ER, 1H, 2BB), Jacob Ray (2.1 IP, 2ER, 3H, 3BB) and Roper (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 1K) also pitched. Ringgold improved to 23-5 overall and 15-0 in the region. Adairsville (5-16, 4-11) concludes the 2019 season Thursday at home against Murray County at 5:55 p.m.