Cartersville wins softball opener


The Cartersville Lady Canes softball team opened the 2022 season Monday at home with a 12-4 non-region win over Ridgeland.

Ava Perkins tossed a complete game in the pitching circle allowing no earned runs on four hits and four walks. All four Panthers’ runs were unearned. Perkins struck out five.

Kiley Arnold had two hits including one home run and three RBIs for Cartersville. Perkins also produced two hits including a solo home run. Jordan Bishop finished with two hits and Elizabeth Nelson added two hits with one RBI.

Mikey Lewis (3 RBIs), Amelia Elrod (double, 2 RBIs), and Erin McCrary had one hit each for the Lady Canes. McKinley Chada drove in one run with a sacrifice fly.

Cartersville (1-0) plays at Adairsville Thursday.

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