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Weekend softball roundup: Local teams participate in Buccaneer Bash

It was a busy weekend for local high school softball teams as they all participated in the annual Allatoona Buccaneer Bash played at multiple locations across the area. Adairsville won twice; Cass won three of four games; and Cartersville took two of three games in Friday and Saturday action.



After dropping a third straight game Thursday night to Ringgold 4-1, Adairsville softball picked up a pair of wins Saturday in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash at Hamilton Crossing Park. The Lady Tigers defeated East Paulding 5-4 and topped North Oconee 9-1. Adairsville took a 4-0 lead in the third inning against East Paulding, but the Raiders tied the score in the top of the fifth. The Tigers scored their go-ahead run in bottom of the fifth and held on for a one-run victory. Victoria O’Neal (7 IP, 4R, 2ER, 6H, 2BB, 9K) was the complete-game pitching winner for the Lady Tigers, fanning nine. Sadye Johnson (RBI), Megan Gentry (RBI), and O’Neal (RBI) had Adairsville’s base hits.

In Adairsville’s win over North Oconee, Taylor Rhoades (5 IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 8K) limited the Titans to only three hits in a complete-game effort. Johnson had three hits including a pair of doubles for the Tigers’ offense. Alexa Varner had two hits including a double, a triple, and two RBI. Chloe Souders contributed two hits and two RBI. Rhoades and Mia Scott finished with two hits and two RBI each. Alyssa Jarrett had a hit and one RBI while Taylor Fortenberry added one hit. Adairsville (4-6, 1-1) returns to action Tuesday at home against Murray County.


Playing in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash at Hamilton Crossing Park Friday and Saturday, the Cass Lady Colonels won three of four games. Cass had wins over Pickens 9-8 and Campbell 13-1 Friday night, before splitting two games on Saturday. Cass beat Coffee but lost 10-8 to North Oconee.

The Lady Colonels used three different pitchers across the four games with Kylee Hembree picking up a pair of complete game wins over Campbell and Coffee before being tagged with a loss in relief work against North Oconee. For the weekend Hembree tossed 12 innings allowing 14 runs (11 earned) on 18 hits and five walks. She fanned nine. Rachael Lee (6 IP, 7ER, 15H, 0BB, 1K) earned the win in the circle Friday night in relief against Pickens. She also had a no decision start against North Oconee. Macenzie Dougharty (4 IP, 2ER, 6H, 2BB) started the Pickens game for the Colonels.

Haley Smith had seven hits for the four-game weekend including a pair of doubles and four RBI. Eryn Lee had six hits that included a home run, a triple, three walks, and four RBI. Kelly Young had six hits including a double and three RBI, Hembree contributed five hits including a double, a walk, and four RBI. Alexis Woods also had five hits that included a home run, two doubles, a triple, a sacrifice, and one RBI.

Saydee Najarro fiished the weekend slate with three hits, a sacrifice, two walks, and three RBI. Rachael Lee had two hits including a double, three walks, and two RBI. Hailie Owens tossed in two hits, two sacrifice hits, and one RBI. Dougharty had a hit and a walk. Haylee Dishmon added one hit and Ansley Hight drove home a run with a sacrifice fly.

Cass swiped 15 bases in their four game set. Dishmon stole four with Young, Najarro, Eryn Lee, and Savannah Tatum stealing two apiece.

The Lady Colonels (5-2, 2-1) return to Region 7-AAAAA action Tuesday at Hiram.


Cartersville went 2-1 in three games Friday and Saturday at Hamilton Crossing Park participating in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash. The Lady Canes beat Ridgeland 7-2 and East Paulding 12-3, but were blanked by Spalding, 3-0. Cio Seigler had a double, a triple, and one RBI in the win over the Ridgeland Panthers. Madison Lingerfelt contributed a hit, a sacrifice fly, and three RBI. Hope Short doubled while Lauren McElhaney and Elizabeth Nelson also added one hit each. Mikey Lewis finished with one RBI. Kiley Arnold (5 IP, 2R, 0ER, 1K) picked up the pitching win for the Lady Canes.

In the win over East Paulding, Arnold (double, RBI) and Ava Perkins (RBI) had three hits each. Campbell Rogers contributed two hits and four RBI. Short had a home run in her two hits and three RBI. AnnaKate McElhaney had two RBI with a double. Lauren McElhaney and Nelson added one hit apiece.

Perkins (5 IP, 3R, 2ER, 5H, 3BB, 7K) earned the pitching victory with a complete game.

Spalding’s pitcher basically shut down the Canes’ offense in a 3-0 shutout.

AnnaKate McElhaney and Lewis had the only Cartersville base hits.

Arnold (2 IP, 3R, 2ER, 3H, 2BB, 1K) suffered the pitching loss. Perkins (4 IP, 0R, 2H, 2BB, 2K)_ worked four scoreless innings of relief.

Cartersville (6-6, 3-3) travels to Coahulla Creek Monday at 5:30 p.m. for a non-region contest.


Playing at Hiram in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash Friday, Woodland fell to Sprayberry 6-2. The Lady Cats then dropped two more games in the event Saturday at Lassiter — falling to Lowndes and Sequoyah.

Morgan Cooper had two hits including a double and one RBI for the Lady Cats. Bella Carnes also added two hits. Ansley Evans, Kendyl Hardin, and Cassie Jones had the other Woodland base hits. Allyssa Motes drove in a run. Jones (5 IP, 6R, 2ER, 9H, 1BB, 1K) suffered the pitching loss for Woodland despite allowing only two earned runs.

Saturday, the Lady Cats lost to Lowndes 8-5 and Sequoyah 4-1.

Cassie Jones had two hits and two RBI in the loss to the Lowndes Vikings. Kailey Baker and Hardin also had two hits each. One of Baker’s hits was a double. Carnes walked twice with a hit and one RBI. Hannah Miller had one hit and one RBI. Evans and Morgan Cooper had the other Woodland base hits. Lainey Baker (6 IP, 8R, 4ER, 8H, 2BB, 6K) took the pitching loss for the Lady Cats against the Vikings.

In Woodland’s loss to Sequoyah, Carnes had two hits and Hardin doubled. Jones had a hit and one RBI. Miller and Cooper had the other Lady Cats’ hits.

Hope Schultz (4.1 IP, 4R, 3ER, 4H, 1BB, 1K) was tagged with the pitching loss. Lainey Baker (1.2 IP, 0R, 2H, 1K) closed out the contest in relief.

Woodland (2-5, 1-2) returns to action in Region 7-AAAAA Tuesday at home against Villa Rica.

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