The Cass softball team scored multiple runs in every inning to rout Rome by an 18-7 margin in five innings Tuesday on the road.
Fourteen different Colonels had at least one hit or scored at least one run in the Region 7-AAAAA run-rule win. Cass (1-1, 1-1) jumped out quickly with four runs in the top of the first, added a pair in the second, put up a seven-spot in the third, tacked on two more in the fourth and pushed across three in the fifth for good measure.
Eryn Lee finished 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. Kylee Hembree went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and four RBIs. Ansley Height wound up 1-for-1 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI.
Alexis Woods and Savannah Tatum each finished 1-for-1 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Hailie Owens went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Holli Elrod ended the day 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI.
Kimberly Allen had a hit and drove in two runs. Tatiana Christian had Cass' other hit. Saydee Najarro and Kaila Carson both walked once and scored twice. Rachel Lee walked and drove in a run. Chacy Gosselin walked and scored a run. Madison Sheppard and Maggie Harrell scored one run apiece.
Just like in Monday's loss to Villa Rica, Macenzie Dougharty started in the circle with Hembree coming on to relieve her.
Dougharty earned the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits and two walks. Hembree pitched the final two frames. The sophomore gave up three runs on three hits. They each struck out one batter.
Rome (1-5, 0-2) scored two runs each in the first and third innings. The Wolves plated three more in the fifth before a fielder's choice grounder allowed the Colonels to polish off the victory.
Cass will be on the road again Thursday at Kell.
Central, Carroll 12, Cartersville 1
A seven-run outburst in the top of the fourth inning broke a scoreless deadlock and broke open Cartersville's 12-1, six-inning home defeat against Central, Carroll on Tuesday.
Four singles, three walks and a double lead to the game-changing crooked number. Central tacked on a run in the top of the fifth before Cartersville managed to extend the game on Mikey Lewis' run-scoring hit to bring home Hope Short.
However, the Lions (4-3, 2-0 Region 5-AAAA) tacked on four more runs in the top of the sixth to help end the game early due to the run rule.
Campbell Rogers and Cio Seigler each wound up 2-for-2. Rogers also had a sacrifice, while Seigler doubled, walked and a stole a base Outside of Lewis' knock, the only other hit for the Canes (1-2, 1-1) came on Lauren McElhaney's double.
Freshman McKinley Chada, who had pitched exceptionally well in Cartersville's first two games, made it through the first three innings without much incident. But she couldn't escape the fourth inning, ultimately allowing six runs on five hits with four walks.
Kiley Arnold tossed the final 2 2/3 frames. Another freshman, Arnold also allowed six runs, although only two of those were earned, on six hits and three walks. She struck out two.
Cartersville will face a pair of Bartow County rivals over the next two days, hosting Adairsville Wednesday and visiting Woodland Thursday, before a Saturday region doubleheader at Troup County.