HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

Trio of Bartow softball teams fall in region play

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Posted 8/28/20

The Cartersville softball team got off to a great start offensively Thursday at Blessed Trinity, chasing the Titans starting pitcher and scoring four runs in the top of the first inning. …

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

Trio of Bartow softball teams fall in region play

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The Cartersville softball team got off to a great start offensively Thursday at Blessed Trinity, chasing the Titans starting pitcher and scoring four runs in the top of the first inning.

However, Blessed Trinity pretty much dominated the rest of the way en route to a 17-6, five-inning win over Cartersville in Region 7-AAAAA action in Roswell.

Amelia Elrod opened the scoring with an RBI single to bring in Mikey Lewis. After Anna Kate McElhaney scored on a wild pitch, a walk to Maggie Pruitt and a pitch that hit Mattie Johnson each forced home a run.

The Titans (4-2, 3-2) scored single runs in the first and second innings to halve the deficit. But it was a seven-run eruption in the third that really swung the game in Blessed Trinity's favor.

Cartersville (2-9, 1-4) recovered to pull within 9-6 in the top of the fourth. Lewis' RBI groundout scored Johnson, and McElhaney doubled home Campbell Rogers.

As quickly as the Canes got back in the game, the Titans blew the contest back open even faster. An eight-run home half of the fourth allowed the hosts to take an unassailable lead and close out the victory in the fifth.

Next up for Cartersville is three games in the Buccaneer Bash this weekend.

LaFayette 7, Adairsville 0

Facing a pair of programs whose 2019 seasons concluded in Columbus, Adairsville has suffered a couple of seven-run losses the past two days.

Following an 8-1 defeat to Rockmart Wednesday, the Tigers fell 7-0 to LaFayette Thursday. Both games were on the road.

In Thursday's loss, Adairsville (6-3, 2-3 Region 6-AAA) was outhit 13-1. That being said, LaFayette (3-6, 2-4) only managed to push across three runs in the second inning and four in the fourth.

MaKayla Wade had the lone hit for the Tigers, who had just five strikeouts, while Chloe Souders drew a walk.

Adairsville is scheduled to conclude its current string of road games Tuesday at Murray County.

Calhoun 11, Cass 0 (5 inn.)

A marathon doubleheader against Cartersville Wednesday might have worn out Cass, because Calhoun made quick work of Thursday's Region 7-AAAAA matchup.

The host Yellow Jackets scored runs in every inning — three in the first, one in the third, three in the third and four in the fourth — to eventually earn an 11-0, five-inning win.

Calhoun (4-2, 3-0) hit three home runs in the victory and compiled 10 total hits. Meanwhile, Cass (6-4, 2-3) was limited to just one hit — a single by Kelly Young in her return to the lineup — and a pair of walks.

The Colonels will look to bounce back Saturday, when they face Blessed Trinity in a region makeup game at home.