Villa Rica swept Paulding County in the two-game series last week, which eliminated two Bartow County schools from playoff contention. Cass needed Villa Rica to lose twice and Woodland to win once in order to sneak into the playoffs and those hopes were dashed on Wednesday when Villa Rica had a come-from-behind 6-5 win in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Woodland’s hopes were dashed on Friday when Villa Rica held on for a 2-1 win.

The seasons are over for Adairsville, Cass, and Woodland, which leaves Cartersville as the lone remaining team from Bartow County in the GHSA Playoffs.

Cartersville will play Blessed Trinity on the road this Friday for a double header starting at 4:30 that afternoon. IF the series is split, Game 3 three will be played Saturday with that time still to be announced.


The Georgia Highlands baseball team defeated Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 8-2 in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at LakePoint to salvage a split in this week’s four-game Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association conference series between the two teams.

 The Chargers won the opening game of the series Tuesday in Tifton 10-7 but lost Friday and the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader. In the series finale win, GHC scored six runs in the first inning and two more in the fourth to take control with an 8-0 lead. Chargers’ starter Drew Wilson tossed 6.1 strong innings allowing two unearned runs while striking out four.

 Georgia Highlands has a four-game series with conference-leading Gordon State next week with single games Tuesday in Barnesville and Thursday at LakePoint. The series also includes a doubleheader Saturday at LakePoint. The Chargers will wrap up the regular season the following week with a four-game set against West Georgia Tech.

 The GCAA Championship Tournament will be hosted by Georgia Highlands at LakePoint in Emerson May 10-13.