Cartersville continues to hold down the No. 5 spot in Class AAAA in the Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine high school baseball poll for the week ending April 1. The Hurricanes are one of four teams from Region 5AAAA in the Top Ten in Class AAAA. LaGrange is No. 2, Troup is No. 4, and Cedartown is No. 7 in this week’s poll.
Central-Phenix City scored five runs in their final two frames Saturday to upend visiting Cartersville, 7-6.
Central-Phenix City scored their seventh-inning runs on three singles, a fielder’s choice, a walk, and a catcher’s interference call that resulted in the game-winning run off relief pitcher Anthony Seigler. Preston Welchel, Devin Warner, and Dickey hit home runs for the Canes, which accounted for all of Cartersville’s runs.
Cartersville is now 15-6 on the season.
Adairsville swept a non-region doubleheader Saturday at Armuchee winning 15-0 in five innings and 10-7.
Sam Seaman and Caden Gibbs had four hits each for the Tigers in the doubleheader. Seaman scored four runs, drove in four runs and stole two bases. His four hits included a double and a triple. Gibbs’ four safeties included a double, two runs scored, five RBIs, and a stolen base. Corey Nation had three hits on the day including a double, four runs scored, one RBI and a stolen base.
Adairsville is now 8-12 on the season.
The Georgia Highlands College baseball team split a doubleheader Saturday at LakePoint with visiting Andrew College in a pair of one-run games. The Chargers won 3-2 and the Tigers won 6-5.
Tyler Sellers picked up a pitching win for the Chargers with two scoreless innings of relief work. Colby Taylor started and went four innings without a decision, but limited Andrew to a pair of runs on five hits and a walk. Britt Buckelew earned a save with a shutout seventh inning. Nick Piccapietra had three hits for the Chargers in their win. Devin Bilardello, John White, and Caleb McElwaney had the GHC RBIs.
The Chargers took a 4-3 lead into the final inning of their loss, but the Tigers scored three runs in the seventh to take a 6-4 lead. Georgia Highlands scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run at third, but could not push that run across.
Georgia Highlands is now 24-13 on the season and 4-4 in conference play.
5:55 Cass vs. Rome (postponed)
5:55 Woodland at Villa Rica
5:55 Adairsville vs. Ringgold