Colonels, Canes lose by one in region games
by Jason Greenberg
Sep 06, 2013 | 702 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The battery of Bre Mahrt behind the plate and Courtney Bailey in the pitcher’s circle can only do so much.

Unfortunately for Cass, their efforts were not enough as the Lady Colonels took a 3-2 loss Thursday at home against Cedartown to fall to 1-3 in their region.

Mahrt went 4-for-4 at the plate, including a double. However, her teammates were unable to drive her home on all but one occasion.

Senior Camey Kirkland drove in both runs on a two-run single in the bottom of the second inning.

Cedartown scored two runs in the first and another in the second as the visitor never trailed.

Courtney Bailey settled in after the first two innings. The senior gave up just two earned runs and struck out seven in as many innings of work.

Kelsey Holloway and Lynnsey Hollifield continued their hot hitting. Each had a base hit in the game.

The Lady Colonels are now 5-11 on the season.

Cass will be home again Tuesday as it takes on River Ridge.

Canes lose late

Cartersville had been on a three-game win streak entering Thursday’s action against North Murray.

However, Cartersville lost on the road to one of the better teams in its region by a score of 5-4 in a game that came down to the last inning.

The Canes had the bases loaded in the final frame and were unable to push any more runs across. That opened the door for North Murray to win it in the bottom of the seventh.

The game went back-and-forth with each team holding a lead. In the end, it was defense and situational hitting that cost the Canes.

“They are a good team,” Cartersville head coach Rick Holsomback said of North Murray. “We just didn’t take advantage of opportunities. We just haven’t been good situational hitters.”

Holsomback’s team also had four errors putting further pressure on the offense to come through with clutch hits. Cartersville did not come through with those hits in the first inning when the team stranded runners on second and third base with one out.

“The girls need to come ready to play,” Holsomback said. “It just comes down to the little things.”