Cartersville routs Sandy Creek on the road, Woodland falls in extra innings
Cartersville softball scored in every offensive frame Tuesday at Sandy Creek on the Lady Canes way to a 22-10 Region 5-AAAA victory in Tyrone. Cartersville banged out 20 hits including five extra-base hits. They also took advantage of seven Sandy Creek errors. The game was tied 2-2 after one inning and 5-5 after two frames before Cartersville broke things open with 17 runs over the next three innings to take a 22-5 advantage. Sandy Creek scored five runs in the home half of the fifth inning.
Four Lady Canes had three hits, including Cio Seigler (two doubles, four RBI), Lauren McElhaney (double, five RBI), Elizabeth Nelson (two RBI), and Mikey Lewis (one RBI).
Hope Short finished with two hits, a sacrifice fly, and two RBI. Madison Lingerfelt also had two hits. Ava Perkins contributed a double and one RBI. AnnaKate McElhaney had a hit and two RBI. Kaylee McGivaren added a hit and one RBI. Campbell Rogers had the other Cartersville base hit.
Kiley Arnold (2 IP, 5ER, 5H, 3BB, 4K), Ava Perkins (2 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 2K), and AnnaKate McElhaney (1 IP, 5ER, 3H, 2BB, 2K) split the Cartersville pitching duties.
The loss drops Sandy Creek to 5-4 on the season and 0-3 in region play. Cartersville (4-4, 3-2) plays another region contest at Chapel Hill Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will compete in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash at Hamilton Crossing Park on Saturday.
KELL 2, WOODLAND 0
Kell’s Mia DeAngelis tossed a nine inning complete game with 13 strikeouts and hit a ninth inning two-run home run to lift the visiting Lady Longhorns to a 2-0 Region 7-AAAAA win Tuesday night at Woodland. DeAngelis (9 IP, 0R, 2H, 1BB, 13K) kept the Lady Cats off the scoreboard and limited the Lady Cats’ bats to only a third inning single by Brianna Hill and a ninth inning single by Ansley Evans.
Woodland pitcher Lainey Baker was the Lady Cats’ tough-luck loser. She scattered five hits, did not issue a walk, and struck out 15.
With the win, Kell improved to 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in Region 7-AAAAA. Woodland (2-2, 1-2) returns to the diamond Thursday at county rival Cass at 5:55 p.m.