Woodland cruises to a pair of tourney wins
The Woodland softball team picked up a pair of run-rule victories Friday evening as they opened play in the annual Allatoona Buccaneer Bash tournament. Both games were played at Twins Creek Park in Woodstock. The Lady Cats started their night with a 10-run first inning to launch a 16-0 victory over Marietta and later separated themselves from Campbell with a 10-run inning to defeat the Spartans, 13-3. Pitcher Lainey Baker allowed only one hit in the three-inning win over Marietta. She fanned eight. Cassie Jones earned the pitching victory over Campbell by scattering eight hits and a walk over five innings of work. Jones struck out three. Michiah Hicks led the Lady Cats’ offense with six hits, including a double, and six RBIs across the two games. Kailey Baker had four hits, including a double, and three RBIs with a sacrifice fly while Cambrie Carrington added three hits, including a double, and one RBI in the twin bill sweep. Morgan Cooper had two hits including a double and four RBIs. She also contributed a sac fly. Lainey Baker (3 RBI), Ansley Evans (2 RBI), Jessica Ryan (2 RBI), and Dylynn Motes (double, RBI) also totaled two hits apiece in the two games. Peyton Dorn tossed in a base hit against Marietta.
Woodland (8-2) moves to Adams Park Saturday to square off against Creekview at 1:30 p.m. and Harrison at 3:30 p.m.
NORTH FORSYTH 7, CARTERSVILLE 2
The Lady Canes lost a non-region game to North Forsyth Friday night in Woodstock, 7-2, participating in the annual Allatoona Bucs Bash.
The Raiders took a 5-0 lead through the first three innings and out hit Cartersville eight to four in the contest.
Kiley Arnold (6 IP, 7R, 2ER, 8H, 1BB, 2K) suffered the pitching loss for Cartersville although she only allowed two earned runs in a complete game effort.
Campbell Rogers (RBI), AnnaKate McElhaney (RBI), Mikey Lewis, and Maggie Pruitt had the Hurricanes’ base hits — all singles.
Cartersville (2-10) plays Campbell and East Paulding Saturday in games at East Paulding High School beginning at 11:30 a.m.