Adairsville baseball routed by Calhoun


The Adairsville baseball team didn't struggle to put runners on base in Friday's 14-0 loss to Calhoun at LakePoint, but the Tigers couldn't push across any runs, stranding six in the game.

On the other side, the Yellow Jackets seemed to take advantage of each and every opportunity they had, scoring their 14 runs on 11 hits with just four runners left on base.

Calhoun scored four runs in the top of the first, thanks to two doubles, a single, a walk and a couple of wild pitches.

Adairsville seemed poised to answer back in the home half with B.J. Roper and Kyler Smith hitting consecutive singles to lead off the frame. However, Calhoun managed to escape without allowing a run.

History repeated itself in the second inning. Calhoun tacked on a run in the top of the inning before Adairsville put its first two hitters on base. The Jackets, though, wiggled out of trouble again.

Calhoun responded with two runs in the third, five in the fourth and two in the fifth to enforce the run-rule. Adairsville, meanwhile, had hitters reach base in every inning, including multiple runners in the fourth and fifth.

Roper and Smith each finished 2-for-3; Elijah Padgett wound up 2-for-2; and Chase Horn and Jacob Ray added a hit apiece.

While the inability to cash in on offensive chances kept the Tigers from keeping pace with the Jackets, the struggles on the mound have been what ails Adairsville so far this season. Through two Region 6-AAA games, the Tigers (1-6, 0-2) have allowed 30 runs.

Adairsville will look to begin turning things around with a trip to Haralson County on Tuesday.