Colonels, Adairsville both making late runs to help records in region
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Dylan Williams struck out 10 and allowed just one run and one hit in his five innings of work as Cass climbed back over .500 in its region with a 7-1 victory over Cedartown in high school baseball Tuesday.

Cass scored two runs in the first and second inning, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. Cedartown scored its sole run in the sixth.

The Colonels were led offensively by Brandon Etheridge 2-of-4, one run; Alex Yahuskin, 2-of-3 including a home run, two runs, one RBI; Hunter Southern, 2-of-4, 1 RBI; Hunter Bennett, one hit; Williams, 1-of-4 including a double; Chaz Wilson, 1-of-4 including a home run.

The Colonels tallied nine hits on the evening.

Chris Hill pitched two innings, giving up one hit, a run and two walks while striking out one.

Etheridge, Yauslin and Sam Ayers added thievery to their repertoire as each contributed a stolen base to the cause.

The Bulldogs were cited for seven errors.

Cass improved to 12-8 overall and 5-4 in Region 7A-AAAA with the victory. The Colonels now entertain the Bulldogs at Cass on Thursday and visit them in Cedartown on Friday to close out their regular season. Both games are scheduled for a 5:55 p.m. start.

Adairsville 6, Sonoraville 2

The Adairsville Tigers are on track to ending the regular season the same way it began with their 6-2 road win over Sonoraville Tuesday. The Tigers’ victory over the Phoenix was their third straight with only three games remaining on the regular season schedule. Adairsville (9-12, 5-6) began the season with four straight wins. Sandwiched between those two winning streaks was a 2-12 record.

The Tigers made it three straight wins by scoring four runs in th fifth and two more in the seventh. The Phoenix had taken a 1-0 third inning lead before Adairsville’s bats came alive. In fact, every hitter in the Tigers’ starting lineup got at least one hit.

Zach Sherwood, Hunter Smith and Tristin Smith all doubled. Hunter Smith had two doubles and drove in two.

Also driving in runs were Kyle Adams, pitcher Dylan Cochran, Sherwood and Casey McCrory.

Cochran pitched 4 1/3 innings to pick up the win, scattering seven hits, allowing two earned runs and striking out seven. Hunter Smith pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, giving up just one hit and striking out one.

The Tigers will try to make four straight victories against Ringgold Thursday at home. Game time is 5:30 p.m.