It went down to the wire in the final game, but the Woodland softball team lost both games of a doubleheader Wednesday night and was eliminated in their second round Class AAAAA playoff series at Whitewater.
Brittney Cox and Audrey Morris were both two-for-three in the first game for Woodland. Bella Carnes (RBI), Caroline Higdon (RBI), Jordan Duck, Skylar Chappell, and Emma Jordan added one hit each.
Game 2 went to extra innings tied 3-3. Whitewater took an early 1-0 lead, but Woodland tied the game in the third and went ahead 3-1 with two more runs in the fourth inning. Whitewater knotted the score with two runs in the sixth inning.
Whitewater, which committed six errors in the nightcap, scored its go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly.
Jordan had three hits and one RBI in the finale for Woodland. Duck contributed a double among her two hits. Jamison Kilgo (triple), Morris, and Chappell had the other hits for the Lady Cats. Cox added one RBI.
Woodland’s season closes with a 15-21 season record.
The Cartersville softball team ran into a hot pitcher and a pair of 2-run home runs — one in each game — as the Lady Canes were swept from the Class AAAA state playoffs Wednesday night by Northside-Columbus.
Cartersville pitcher Hannah Todd pitched all 13 innings of the two games for the Lady Canes, yielding only three earned runs on nine hits and two walks. Todd struck out 18.
Molly Wilson had three hits for Cartersville in the opener. Paris Poston contributed two hits. Colbi Ballard (double), Tara Mathis, and Cio Seigler added one hit each for the Lady Canes.
Cartersville left 10 runners on base in Game 1. Lauren McElhaney had the Lady Canes only hit in Game 2.
Cartersville’s season ends with a 20-13 mark.
Tomorrow in football three local teams are in action with kickoffs scheduled for 7:30. Adairsville will travel to Bremen, Cass will host Paulding County and Cartersville will travel to Chapel Hill. You can hear Cartersville football all season long on WBHF with pregame coverage coming your way at 6:00 with the Full County Pregame Show presented by Peachtree Planning. In addition to the Canes game tomorrow evening and an additional game will be offered online via Bartow Sports Zone. That game will be Cass hosting Paulding County and can be heard by going to bartowsportszone.com.