Big sixth inning lifts Tigers; Woodland, Cass lose non-region games
The Adairsville Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to capture a 10-6 non-region win over visiting Coosa.
The Eagles (3-4) held leads of 3-0 through two innings and 6-2 prior to the Tigers’ big inning. Adairsville’s Jack Whitley (3 IP, 1ER, 1H, 2BB, 1K) earned the pitching victory in relief of starter Elijah Padgett (4 IP, 5R, 4ER, 6H, 3BB, 8K). Logan Hunt (double, 2 RBIs), Chris Roper, and Wade Dooley (RBI) led the Tiger attack with two hits each. Kyler Smith contributed a double and two RBIs. Padgett (RBI) and Braden Powell (RBI) added one hit apiece.
The Tigers (4-4) will play a pair of games Saturday at Temple. Adairsville will face the host Temple Tigers and will also play the Mt. Zion Eagles.
SPRAYBERRY 6, WOODLAND 5
Woodland fell behind early Wednesday night at Sprayberry and couldn’t quite complete a comeback effort in a 6-5 loss. Sprayberry scored twice in the first inning and tacked on three more runs in the third to grab an early 5-1 lead. Woodland scored three times in the fourth to narrow their deficit to 5-4, but the Yellow Jackets added a run in the fifth to lead 6-4. A sixth inning run by Woodland cut the gap to one run again, but the Wildcats went down 1-2-3 in the seventh inning to come up one run short.
Starter Peyton Posey (5 IP, 6R, 5ER, 9H, 0BB, 5K) suffered the pitching loss for Woodland. Drew Billings (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 2K0 worked the sixth inning on the mound for the Wildcats.
Posey and Jakiyon Porter had two hits including a double each for Woodland. Julian Wright finished with two hits and one RBI. Carter Heath had a double and two RBIs and Chase Carson added the other Woodland base hit.
Sprayberry improved to 4-5 on the season.
Woodland (3-5) plays at Model Friday at 5 p.m. and will host Kennesaw Mountain Saturday in a 12 noon start.
SONORAVILLE 10, CASS 4
Cass dropped a non-region decision to Sonoraville Wednesday night, 10-4.
The Phoenix jumped to an early 4-0 lead through three innings and never trailed. Cass narrowed the margin to 4-1 in the fourth inning, but Sonoraville extended their lead to 7-1 by the end of the fifth. The Colonels tagged on three runs over the sixth and seventh innings but the Phoenix held on for a 10-4 victory.
The Colonels pitching staff hurt themselves by issuing 10 walks in the loss. Both Cass and Sonoraville totaled five hits.
Jax Lockaby (6 IP, 3R, 2ER, 5H, 1BB, 6K) picked up the pitching win for Sonoraville. Devin Hackney (1 IP, 1R, 0ER) closed out the seventh inning.
Hayden Cole (2 IP, 4R, 2ER, 3H, 3BB, 1K) started on the mound and suffered the pitching loss for the Colonels. Thomas Botts (2 IP, 2ER, 1H, 2BB, 2K), Nic Wallin (1.2 IP, 4R, 3ER, 1H, 4BB, 2K) and Matt Shook (0.1 IP, 1BB) all pitched in relief.
Cole Godfrey had two hits including a solo home run for Sonoraville as the Phoenix improved to 4-1 on the season.
Jordan Gani had a pair of hits for Cass. Shook smacked a two-run home run for the Colonels in the sixth inning. Bentley Markley and Jayden Smith had the other Cass base hits.
The Colonels (1-5) will look to get back in the win column Thursday when they play South Paulding at LakePoint.