Thursday's softball roundup: Local teams suffer losses
All three local teams in action Thursday night suffered losses with Cass and Adairsville falling in region games. Woodland dropped a non-region contest.
DALTON 11, CASS 1
In the replay of a game that was rain out after 4-1/2 innings two weeks ago with Cass leading, Dalton returned the favor when it counted and overpowered the visitors Thursday night 11-1.
The Lady Colonels took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but Dalton took control starting in the second inning.
The Catamounts totaled 10 hits in their four offensive frames, scoring five runs in the second inning, four in the third, and two more in the fourth inning.
Alexis Woods tripled and scored the Cass run in the first inning. Darianna Sosa finished with two hits. Reese Howard and KK Evans added one hit each.
Woods (2.1 IP, 7R, 6ER, 7H, 1BB, 1K) took the pitching loss. Emma Gibson (1.2 IP, 4ER, 3H, 3BB) also pitched for the Colonels.
Dalton improved to 3-11 overall and 1-7 in Region 7-5A.
Cass (8-15, 5-5) hosts a rematch with the Catamounts next Tuesday at 5:55 p.m.
RINGGOLD 4, ADAIRSVILLE 1
The Tigers trailed 4-0 through four innings and couldn’t overcome the deficit in a 4-1 loss Thursday night at Ringgold.
Adairsville’s Megan Gregory, who had two hits in the game, hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth to account for the only Lady Tigers’ run.
Gregory (4.1 IP, 4R, 1ER, 4H, 3BB, 6K) was also the losing pitcher for Adairsville despite allowing only one earned run. Jordan Clay (1.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB) pitched in relief for the Tigers.
Brie Patterson (double), Annalee Morris, and Halle Chasen had the other Adairsville base hits.
With the win, Ringgold improved to 7-12 overall and 5-4 in Region 6-AAA.
Adairsville (6-10-1, 2-7) plays at Ridgeland next Tuesday with first pitch at 5:30 p.m.
WHEELER 3, WOODLAND 2
Although the run was unearned and aided by two hit batsmen, a walk, and an error, the Wheeler Wildcats broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the fifth inning Thursday night to edge the visiting Woodland Wildcats in a non-region game — 3-2.
Woodland scored a run in the top of the first inning for an early lead, but Wheeler’s Kayla Hutchinson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning for a 2-1 advantage.
Woodland’s Kamryn Smith grounded out in the top of the third, but drove in Karmen Zeferino with a tying run. Zeferino had singled to start the frame.
Woodland out hit Wheeler five to four, but came up a run short on the scoreboard.
Jordan Hammonds, Cambrie Carrington, Alana Carnes, Smith, and Zeferino had one single each.
Ashlyn Dowdy (4 IP, 2ER, 4H, 2BB, 5K) was the Woodland starter in the pitching circle. Haley Collum (0.0 IP, 1R, 0ER, 0H, 1BB) suffered the tough luck pitching loss and Ashlyn Baines (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 1K) also pitched for the locals.
Wheeler improved to 5-14 with the win.
Woodland (11-12, 5-5 Region 7-5A) returns to region action Tuesday at home against Calhoun.