Cass, Woodland earn road wins; Adairsville rally comes up a run short


The offenses for Cass and Woodland had productive nights Wednesday with both local teams picking up non-region, road wins. Meanwhile, Adairsville rallied late but came up a run short at Armuchee.


CASS 9, PAULDING COUNTY 2



Cass senior Ansley Hight homered twice in the Lady Colonels win at Paulding County Wednesday.

Cass pitchers Bailey York and Alexis Woods limited the Paulding County offense while Ansley Hight blasted a pair of home runs to help lead the Colonels to a 9-2 season opening win Wednesday night in Dallas.

York (4 IP, 1ER, 5H, 0BB, 2K) started in the circle and picked up the pitching win. Woods (3 IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 2BB) closed out the final three frames.

Meanwhile, the Cass offense scored five runs in the first two innings to take a 5-1 lead. The Lady Colonels added a run in the fifth and Hight’s second homer made it 9-1 in the top of the sixth.

Hight, who was the Region 7-5A Player of the Year in 2021, reached base in all four of her plate appearances and drove in five runs. She walked in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the second, singled in the fifth, and delivered a three-run home run in the sixth inning.

Haylee Dishmon had two hits for Cass. Bailey York produced one hit and two RBIs. Braelyn Franklin had one hit and one RBI. Darianna Sosa added a hit and Woods doubled to round out the Colonels nine-hit attack.

Cass (1-0) will play four games in the Dalton Invitational at Heritage Park Friday and Saturday. The Colonels will face Northwest Whitfield, Ridgeland, Sonoraville and Gordon Lee.


WOODLAND 12, PACE ACADEMY 2

Woodland softball posted ten runs in the second inning Wednesday evening at Pace Academy on the Lady Cats’ way to a 12-2 win in four innings.

Haley Collum (2 IP, 2ER, 2H, 2BB, 3K) picked up the pitching win in the circle with Ashlyn Baines (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 1K) working the final two frames for the Wildcats.

Peyton Dorn led the Woodland offense with two hits including a double and three RBIs. Kamryn Smith and Alana Carnes finished with one hit and one RBI each. Cambrie Carrington also had one hit. Jordan Hammonds produced a pair of RBIs and Mackenzie Araya was credited with one RBI.

Woodland (1-1) heads to the Dalton Invitational at Heritage Park Friday and Saturday where the Lady Cats will face Gordon Lee (6pm, Friday), Heritage-Catoosa (noon, Saturday), and Northwest Whitfield (2pm, Saturday).

ARMUCHEE 7, ADAIRSVILLE 6

The Lady Tigers had the potential go-ahead run on base in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday night at Armuchee, but came up short in a 7-6 loss.

Armuchee led 5-1 through the first three innings and held off Adairsville late although the Tigers rattled off a dozen hits in the game and scored four times across the final three frames.

McKenzie Pullam and Brie Patterson both had three hits for the Tigers. Pullam’s three hits included a home run. Jenna Young followed with two hits. Annalee Morris had a triple while Kelsey Gleason and Riley Mounger both produced one hit, a sacrifice fly, and two RBIs apiece.

Chelsea Bates (0.1 IP, 4R, 2ER, 3H, 1BB, 1K) started in the circle for the Lady Tigers and was tagged with the pitching loss. Jordan Clay (3.1 IP, 3R, 0ER, 3H, 3BB, 1K) and Megan Gregory (2.1 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 3K) pitched in relief.

Adairsville (0-2) will host Cartersville Thursday at 5 p.m.

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