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Tuesday's baseball roundup: Colonels blank Calhoun; Woodland blasts Hiram


Carson Hill combined with Hayden Cole Tuesday night to shutout Calhoun, 2-0.

Cass pitchers Carson Hill and Hayden Cole combined to scatter six hits and three walks Tuesday night on the road to shutout Class 5A fifth-ranked Calhoun, 2-0.


The duo also did a bulk of the Colonels damage at the plate as Cass earned an important region win.


Hill started on the mound and gave up three hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings of work. Cole closed out the final two innings surrendering three hits and a walk while fanning two. The Colonels’ combo shutout the Yellow Jackets for the first time this season in 17 games.


Meanwhile, Cass posted the game’s only runs in the top of the second inning.


Hill started the inning with a line drive single to center field. His courtesy runner C Cabe moved up to second when Todd Gaddy reached on an infield error. Cole then followed with an RBI double and Gaddy scored on the ensuing throw.


Those two runs would be enough.


Jacob Tolson and Andon Lewis had two hits each for Calhoun.


Jax Bishop (5.2 IP, 2R, 1ER, 5H, 1BB, 11K) was tagged with the pitching loss for the Yellow Jackets. Jake Slaughter (1.1 IP, 0R, 1H, 2K) finished out the sixth and seventh innings.


Aidan Larkin had two hits including a double for the Cass offense. Cole was credited with two RBIs with his double. Hill, Connor Jenkins, and Andrew Middleton added one hit apiece for the Colonels.


Calhoun slips to 13-4 overall and 3-2 in Region 7-5A.


Cass improved to 5-14 and 4-3.


The three game region series now moves to the Cass Athletic Complex for a doubleheader Friday starting at 5 p.m.


WOODLAND 18, HIRAM 2


Chase Carson was one of three Wildcats to hit home runs Tuesday night at Hiram in an 18-2 rout.

The Wildcats piled up sixteen hits Tuesday night at Hiram in an 18-2 Region 7-5A rout.


Chase Carson, Ayden Ray, and Conner Stermer all homered and Woodland produced ten extra base hits in the one-sided road win.


Wildcats Rowan Billings (3 IP, 2R, 0ER, 4H, 4K) and Nate Rosser (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 6K) combined on the mound to strike out ten in the five inning game.


Julian Wright paced the Woodland offense with three hits including a triple and two RBIs. Carson tripled, homered, and had two RBIs. Stermer double, homered, and finished with two RBIs. Jakiyon Porter and Jacob Gravett produced two hits including a double with two RBIs each.


Mason Williams contributed a double and had three RBIs. In addition to Ray’s homer, he added a sacrifice fly for a second RBI. Hunter Shirley, Rowan Billings (double), and Nate Rosser added on hit each for the Wildcats.


LAKEVIEW-FORT OGLETHORPE 6, ADAIRSVILLE 5 (8 inn.)

The two teams traded the lead five times Tuesday night and went to an extra inning before Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe escaped with a 6-5 victory at Adairsville.


LFO scored first in the top of the first inning with Adairsville taking a 2-1 advantage by the end of the first frame. The Warriors regained the lead in the second inning but Adairsville grabbed a 5-3 lead in the third. LFO added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the score 5-5 and the two teams finished the regulation seven innings knotted. Three consecutive hits by Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe in the top of the eighth inning forced home the eventual game-winning run with Adairsville unable to answer in the bottom of the frame.


Tanner Mantooth (3 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 2K) picked up the pitching win for the Warriors with three innings of scoreless relief for starter Will Carroll (5 IP, 5ER, 5H, 3BB, 1K).


LFO’s Carroll, who hit a pair of solo home runs, finished with three hits including a double and 2 RBIs. Jacob Gregg also had three hits with a home run, a double, and one RBI for the Warriors.


Peyton Bowen (3 IP, 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 3K) suffered the tough-luck pitching loss for Adairsville in relief. Brenden Carroll (5 IP, 5R, 4ER, 7H, 1BB, 2K) started on the mound for the Tigers and worked through the first five innings.


Jack Whitley had two hits for Adairsville. Bowen finished with one double and three RBIs. Tyler Driggers contributed one hit and two RBIs while Evan Sanders added one hit for the Tigers.


LFO (9-7, 3-2 Region 6-AAA) and Adairsville (8-6, 3-2) will complete their two game series Thursday in Fort Oglethorpe with first pitch scheduled for 5:55 p.m.



BLESSED TRINITY 9, CARTERSVILLE 0

Blessed Trinity junior and University of Georgia commit, Jake Lankie, tossed a two-hit shutout Tuesday night in Roswell to blank the Cartersville Hurricanes, 9-0.


Lankie needed only 69 pitches in the seven innings of work. He walked one and struck out four with over 68 percent of his pitches in the strike zone.


The loss for the Purple Hurricanes comes in their first game after being ranked No. 1 in Class 5A by Georgia Dugout Club Preview. The Titans are currently ranked No. 6.


Blessed Trinity scored four runs in the home half of the first inning to take an early lead. The Titans had four hits and a walk in the opening inning including a two-run homer by Michael Zito.


The hosts then added a single run in the fifth inning and four more in the sixth to put the game away. The Titans totaled eight hits on the night with half going for extra bases.


Ryan Johnson (5 IP, 5R, 4ER, 5H, 1BB, 4K) suffered the pitching loss for Cartersville with a five inning start. Tyler Williamson (1 IP, 4ER, 3H, 1BB, 1K) surrendered four earned runs in the sixth.


Curt Bonner and Hank Smith had the Canes’ two base hits.


Blessed Trinity (13-6, 7-0) and Cartersville (11-4, 4-1) will complete their three-game region series Friday with a doubleheader at Richard Bell Field. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

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