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Woodland tops Cass to open series; Canes win at Centennial

April 15, 2024



Ayden Ray

Ayden Ray hit a third-inning, three-run homer to launch the Wildcats’ offense and a trio of Woodland pitchers limited the Colonels to just one run on three hits as Woodland defeated visiting Cass on Monday, 4-1.


J.D. Trail picked up the pitching victory for Woodland with a 4-⅔ inning start. He allowed just one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out one. Lucas Baker issued a walk in relief in the fifth inning, but Zach Lambert took over on the mound to close out the final 2-⅓ shutout innings. Lambert struck out two.


The Wildcats managed only three hits but Ray’s blast in the bottom of the third gave Woodland a 3-0 lead. Conner Lujan had a double and Logan Bentley drove home a run in the fifth inning.


Cass pitcher Hunter Lovett (3 IP, 3ER, 2H, 2BB, 3K) was the victim of Ray’s homer and suffered the loss. Jacob Johnson (3 IP, 1ER, 1H, 1BB, 2K) retired the final nine outs for the Colonels.


Cayden Roberts, Nic Wright, and Caleb Freeman had one hit for the Cass offense. Combined with Calhoun's loss to Dalton on Monday night, there is a three-way tie for second place in the region standings with two games remaining for the Yellow Jackets, Colonels, and Wildcats.


Cass (13-14, 4-6) hosts Woodland (13-13, 4-6) on Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. and the series concludes on Friday on the Wildcats’ home field.




CARTERSVILLE 10, CENTENNIAL 3


Dawson Bishop

Leadoff hitter Luke Miller reached base in all four plate appearances Monday night while Caleb Daniel and Tristan McKibben combined for six RBIs as the top-ranked Cartersville Hurricanes won 10-3 at Centennial.


Pitchers Maddox Frazier (3 IP, 1ER, 3H, 4BB, 3K) and Dawson Bishop (4 IP, 2ER, 3H, 2BB, 5K) combined to scatter six hits and six walks with eight strikeouts.


The Canes scored four runs in the top of the first inning and built a 10-1 advantage before the Knights plated two runs in their final frame off a walk, a hit, and a two-run triple. Bishop recorded a strikeout to end the game. 


Miller had three hits including a third-inning solo home run. He also walked once. Daniel (three RBIs) and Cameron Cochran (solo home run) finished with two hits. Daniel was also hit by a pitch in two at-bats. McKibben (double, sac fly, three RBIs), Charlie Rothschild (RBI), and Aidan Larkin (double) contributed one hit. Andrew Purdy drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.


The loss dropped Centennial to 7-21 on the season.


Cartersville (23-4) hosts River Ridge in the Canes regular season finale on Tuesday at 5:55 p.m.

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