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Cass edges Calhoun in extra innings; Woodland swats Hornets; Canes drop extra innings heartbreaker

The Cass softball team handed region co-leader Calhoun its first league loss of the season Thursday night in an extra inning thriller at the Cass Athletic Complex.

The Region 7-AAAAA rivals went to extra innings tied 8-8 after Calhoun rallied from an 8-4 deficit in the top of the seventh inning.

The Yellow Jackets then posted three more runs in the top of the eighth to take an 11-8 lead only to have the Colonels rally for four runs and the win in the bottom of the eighth. Darianna Sosa provided the walk-off hit for Cass with a two out, two-run double.

Cass led 2-0 through three innings before Calhoun struck for two runs and a tie in the fourth inning. Cass added six runs in their half of the fifth and sixth innings, but Calhoun answered with two runs in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Rachael Lee earned the pitching win with a complete game. She was able to scatter 14 hits and three walks across eight innings while striking out five. Eight of the Yellow Jackets 11 runs were earned.

Calhoun slips to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in region play.

Cass (4-4, 2-3) travels to Roswell to make up a game with Blessed Trinity Monday at 5 p.m. and will visit Hiram next Tuesday for a region doubleheader at 5 p.m.


Pitcher Lainey Baker tossed a six inning no hitter and struck out ten as the Lady Cats won Thursday night at Hiram. The Lady Cats scored eight runs in the top of the fifth inning to break open a close game and ultimately routed the host Lady Hornets.

Baker allowed one, unearned run and issued two walks in her victory in the circle. She needed only 69 pitches to work through the six innings.

Lainey Baker paced the the Woodland attack with two home runs, a double, and three RBIs. Cambrie Carrington also homered and had two doubles with three RBIs for the Wildcats.

Alana Carnes contributed two hits and two RBIs. Bailey Sakacsi had two hits including a double and one RBI. Cassie Jones finished with two hits. Michiah Hicks (2 RBIs), Jessica Ryan (RBI), and Jordan Hammonds added one hit apiece.

With the loss, Hiram is 1-5 overall and 0-2 in Region 7-AAAAA.

Woodland (2-7-1, 2-4) plays a region doubleheader Tuesday at Cartersville.


Blessed Trinity scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the tenth inning Thursday night to outlast Cartersville in a Region 7-AAAAA contest, 3-2.

The pitching was outstanding on both sides with Titans’ pitcher Ally Fleck striking out eleven while Lady Canes’ hurlers — McKinley Chada and Kiley Arnold — sitting down seven.

Campbell Rogers and Jordan Bishop had one hit and one RBI each for Cartersville. Reese Dumas and Layne Callan had the other Hurricanes’ base hits.

Blessed Trinity improved to 5-1 overall and took over the lead in Region 7-AAAAA with a 3-0 mark.

Cartersville (4-4, 2-2) travels to Pepperell Monday at 5 p.m. for a non-region game and hosts Woodland in a region doubleheader Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Atco Park.



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