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Woodland, Cartersville, and Adairsville garner region wins Friday night

The Woodland Wildcats, Cartersville Purple Hurricanes, and Adairsville Tigers all collected region wins Friday night.

Woodland blew out Hiram 20-5 and completed a three-game sweep of the Hornets in Paulding County. Cartersville won at Dalton 8-4 to finish a three-game sweep while Adairsville finished a two-game sweep of visiting LaFayette, 3-1.


Cass lost at Calhoun, 5-4, as the Yellow Jackets finished a three-game sweep of the Colonels.


WOODLAND 20, HIRAM 5


Rowan Billings had three hits including a home run and five RBIs Friday night in the Wildcats' 20-5 win over Hiram.

Woodland exploded for 20 runs on 19 hits Friday night at Hiram for a 20-5 win and a three-game series sweep over the Hornets.


Following a 2-2 first inning, the Wildcats sent 18 batters to the plate in the top of the second inning and scored 12 runs to take control of the game.


Rowan Billings had three hits including a home run and five RBIs. Chase Carson also finished with three hits for the Wildcats including a triple.


Connor Stermer (triple, RBI) and Dylan Carver (triple) finished with two hits each. Zach Lambert (RBI), Carson Waits (double), Ayden Ray (sac fly, three RBIs), Logan Bentley (double, RBI), Luke Evans (double, two RBIs), Conner Lujan (double, RBI), Julian Wright, Cam Williams, and Coby Barrett (double, RBI) added one hit each. Mason Williams drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.


Hunter Shirley (3 IP, 3R, 1ER, 1H, 2BB, 5K) collected the pitching win for the Wildcats. Barrett (2 IP, 2ER, 2H, 1BB, 5K) retired the final six outs.


The Hornets fell to 4-13 overall and 0-9 in Region 7-5A with the loss.


Woodland (11-10, 6-3) has non-region games next week against Sonoraville and Heritage-Catoosa on Thursday and a home game with Alexander next Friday.



CARTERSVILLE 8, DALTON 4


UGA commit Caleb Daniel had two hits including one double and one RBI Friday at Dalton.

The Purple Hurricanes pushed across runs in each of the first six innings Friday night at Dalton to defeat the Catamounts 8-4 and complete a three-game series sweep.


Dalton led after one inning 2-1 and tied the game at 3-all in the third inning before the Canes scored five runs across the fourth through sixth innings.


Phillip Schiltz (5 IP, 1R, 0ER, 2H, 1BB, 8K) took over on the mound in the third inning and picked up the pitching win. Sawyer Wilson (2 IP, 3ER, 5H, 1BB, 5K) made the pitching start for Cartersville.


Caleb Daniel (double) and Cameron Cochran (two doubles) had two hits and one RBI each to lead the Hurricanes’ offense. Luke Miller contributed a double and two RBIs. Harrison Childers hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Kaden Stephenson added a hit and Isaac McNair-Seigler had one RBI on a sacrifice fly.


The loss dropped the Catamounts to 3-16 on the season and 1-8 in Region 7-5A.


Cartersville (17-2, 9-0), ranked No. 1 in Class 5A, has four non-region games next week. The Canes will host Alexander on Wednesday (4 p.m.), Cedartown on Thursday (4 p.m.), and will play Sandy Creek (4 p.m.) and Decatur (7 p.m.) on Friday.



CALHOUN 5, CASS 4


Carson Hill

The Colonels stayed close with Calhoun Friday while attempting to salvage one win in the week-long three game series, but the Yellow Jackets prevailed in a 5-4 win.


The loss for Cass foiled a strong relief pitching performance for three Colonels’ relievers.


Trenton Payne, Carson Hill, and Devan Hutchinson combined for three shutout innings and allowed just one hit and one walk over their four innings of work. The Cass offense, however, could not muster the runs needed to catch the Yellow Jackets who led 5-2 in the third inning.


Hunter Lovett (2+ IP, 5ER, 4H, 2BB, 2K) made the pitching start and was saddled with the loss for Cass.


Cayden Roberts, Chase Tatum, and Wesley Collins had the only Colonels’ base hits.


Calhoun improved to 9-11 on the season and 6-3 in Region 7-5A.


Cass (10-9, 5-4) plays three non-region games next week facing Sonoraville Thursday night, Heritage Friday afternoon, and Whitewater Friday night.



ADAIRSVILLE 3, LaFAYETTE 1


The Tigers improved to 5-1 in Region 6-AAA play Friday night with a hard-fought 3-1 win over visiting LaFayette.


The win completed a home-and-home series sweep for Adairsville over the Ramblers.


Three Adairsville pitchers combined to limit LaFayette’s offense


Kaiden Coker (3.2 IP, 1ER, 4H, 3BB, 1K), Dawson Craig (1.2 IP, 0R, 3H, 2BB, 2K), and Jarrett Scott (1.2 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 2K) joined forces to scatter seven hits and five walks with five strikeouts.


Chris Roper had two hits including a triple and two RBIs. Peyton Bowen also finished with two hits. Tyler Driggers homered in the fourth inning to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. PJ Weeks contributed a double and Landon O’Neal added one hit for Adairsville.


The loss drops LaFayette to 7-13 overall and 0-6 in Region 6-AAA.


Adairsville (11-7, 5-1) visits region-leader Ringgold Tuesday at 5:55 p.m. and will host the blue and gold Tigers on Thursday.

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