Lady Tigers earn first win; Cass drops opener
Adairsville softball put together a six-hit, fifth inning Monday night and scored all of the game’s runs in the frame on their way to their first win of the year -- a 5-0 blanking of visiting Coosa. Adairsville and Coosa battled through four and one-half scoreless innings before the Lady Tigers scored five times in the eventful fifth inning.
That would be more than enough run production for Adairsville pitcher Taylor Rhoades (7 IP, 0R, 6H, 1BB, 6K) who tossed a complete game shutout.
Katie Smith had a three-hit game including a double for the Tigers’ offense. Chloe Souders and Sadye Johnson both finished with two hits and one RBI. Rhoades contributed a pair of hits. Victoria O’Neal had a double and two RBI. Alyssa Jarrett also drove in a run with one hit.
The loss evens Coosa’s record at 2-2. Adairsville (1-2) plays at Cartersville Thursday.
VILLA RICA 11, CASS 6
Villa Rica surged to an 8-3 lead with a six-run third inning Monday night on their way to an 11-6 Region 7-AAAAA victory at Cass. The Lady Colonels led 3-2 after two innings, but the big inning by the Wildcats turned out to be the difference in the contest. Cass scored three runs in the fifth inning to narrow the margin to 8-6, but Villa Rica added three insurance runs of their own in the seventh inning to close out their five-run win. Both teams finished with ten hits.
Torree Wofford started in the circle for Villa Rica and earned the pitching win. Brionna Costello closed out the final six outs for the Wildcats. Macenzie Dougharty (2.1 IP, 8R, 6ER, 6H, 2BB) and Kylee Hembree (4.2 IP, 3R, 2ER, 4H, 3BB, 2K) split the Cass pitching duties. Dougharty was saddled with the loss.
Madi Langford, Jazlyn Perry, and Addie Orr combined for six hits and four RBI hitting in the three-, four-, and five-spots for Villa Rica.
Alexis Woods led Cass at the plate with two doubles, a triple, and two RBI in four plate appearances. Ansley Hight (RBI) and Kylee Hembree had two hits each. Eryn Lee tripled while Dougharty and Kimberly Allen added the other Colonels’ hits.
For Villa Rica (1-2, 1-0), it was their first win after opening the season with a pair of losses.
Cass (0-1, 0-1) plays at Rome Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and at Kell Thursday at 5:55 p.m. Both games are region contests.