Lady Cats, Lady Canes pick up wins Saturday at tourney

Saturday’s action at the Chattanooga Score International Tournament played at Warner Park.


WOODLAND 6, DADE COUNTY 4

Warner Park, Frost Stadium, Chattanooga

The Lady Cats posted four runs in the bottom of the first inning Saturday, then held on to defeat the Dade County Wolverines, 6-4.

Ashlyn Dowdy (2.2 IP, 2ER, 5H, 1BB) earned the pitching victory for the Lady Cats with Ashlyn Baines (3 IP, 2ER, 4H) collecting a save. Peyton Dorn (0.1 IP, 0R, 2H) also pitched.

Bailey Sakacsi had three hits to pace the Wildcats’ offense. Kamryn Smith followed with two hits. Elizabeth Harsfield had a double and three RBIs. Karmen Zeferino (RBI), Dorn, and Alana Carnes added one hit each. Lanie Calhoun drove in one run.

HEBRON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 5, WOODLAND 2

Hebron Christian Academy’s three-run sixth inning turned out to be the difference in a 5-2 win Saturday over Woodland.

The Lions’ pitching also limited Woodland to only two hits in the game.

Elizabeth Hartsfield (RBI) and Kamryn Smith had the only Lady Cats’ base hits.

Peyton Dorn (5 IP, 5R, 4ER, 6H, 1BB, 5K) was tagged with the pitching loss. Ashlyn Baines (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 2K) also pitched in the loss.

Woodland (11-10, 5-4) travels to Cass Tuesday for a Region 7-5A matchup at 5:55 p.m.

CARTERSVILLE 6, RINGGOLD 4

The Lady Canes traded the lead a few times Saturday with Ringgold but utilized a four-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning to secure a 6-4 win over the Lady Tigers.

Cartersville led 1-0 through three innings with Ringgold tying the game 1-1 in the top of the fourth. Ava Perkins hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth as the Hurricanes regained the lead 2-1.

The Tigers scored three runs in the top of the fifth to lead 4-2 before the Lady Canes took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning.

Kiley Arnold (1.1 IP, 0R, 1H) retired the final four outs in the circle for Cartersville to earn the pitching win. Kennedy Stevens (4.2 IP, 4ER, 5H, 2BB, 8K) was the Lady Canes’ starter.

Perkins had two hits including her homer and finished with two RBIs. Mikey Lewis also finished with two hits. Jordan Bishop (RBI), Layne Callan (RBI), Campbell Rogers, and Elizabeth Nelson added one hit each for the Canes.

GORDON LEE 14, CARTERSVILLE 0

A pair of Gordon Lee pitchers limited Cartersville to just three hits while the Trojans’ offense pounded out 14 runs on nine hits Saturday.

Gordon Lee scored five runs in the top of the second inning and were never threatened. The Trojans added a single run in the third, four runs in the fourth, and four more runs in the fifth inning.

Ava Perkins (5 IP, 14R, 4ER, 9H, 5BB, 2K) suffered the Hurricanes’ pitching loss.

Elizabeth Nelson, Mikey Lewis, and Campbell Rogers had the Cartersville base hits.

The Lady Canes (10-6-1, 8-1) play another non-region game Monday at LaFayette before hosting region co-leader Calhoun Tuesday at 5:55 p.m.

ST. PIUS X 4, CASS 3

St. Pius X took advantage of a pair of Cass errors and scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning Saturday to take a 3-1 lead over the Colonels. The Golden Lions then added a run in the fourth inning and held off Cass down the stretch for a one-run win.

Cass scored twice in the top of the fifth to make the score 4-3, but got no closer.

Haylee Dishmon had a triple and one RBI. Reese Howard also finished with one hit and one RBI for Cass. Alexis Woods, Harlee Thomason, Braelyn Franklin, and Erin Ciniard added one hit apiece for the Lady Colonels.

Woods (3 IP, 3R, 0ER, 4H, 0BB, 1K) was saddled with the pitching loss even though she did not allow an earned run. Emma Gibson (2 IP, 1ER, 3H, 1BB) also took the circle for Cass.

RINGGOLD 8, CASS 0

The Lady Colonels fell behind early and never recovered in an 8-0 loss to Ringgold.

The Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, then added two runs in the third, two in the fourth, and one more run in the fifth inning.

Cass managed only four hits. Darianna Sosa (double), Harlee Thomason, Alexis Woods, and Reese Howard had one hit apiece.

Cass (7-14, 4-4) went 0-4 in the tournament and now returns to Region 7-5A action Tuesday at 5:55 p.m. when the Colonels host Woodland.

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