Sam Seaman pitched a compete game, went 3-for-3 at the plate and fell a triple shy of the cycle as his Adairsville High baseball team defeated Class 5A, seventh-ranked Carrollton by a score of 6-3.
Adairsville had three two-run innings in the first, third and sixth to secure the win.
Seaman allowed one run to Carrollton in the first and another two runs in the third, but held the visiting Trojans without a run over the final four frames. He allowed six hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in the game.
At the plate, Seaman finished with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Adairsville is now 2-6 and will next take on Cass Friday on the road.
Woodland 13, Chattooga 9
The Woodland High baseball team could not have asked for a much better start to the season.
After the Wildcats’ 13-9 win at Chattooga Monday, Woodland is now 9-1 on the year with three games remaining before region play begins.
Woodland began the game Monday looking like they would make quick work of the hosts, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings as it appeared the contest was headed for the run rule.
However, after Woodland took a 10-0 lead in the top of the third, Chattooga came back with seven runs in the bottom of the inning to make it a game.
Still, the Wildcats were able to hold on. Woodland took 11 walks and six hit by pitches in the game, while capitalizing on four Chattooga errors.
Woodland got out to its early lead thanks to two runs in the first inning when three batters walked and two were hit by pitches.
The second inning was the biggest for Woodland. The ’Cats scored five on three singles, three walks and two more hit by pitches. The rally was highlighted by three consecutive singles from Jacob Frye, Trent Harrison and Cauy Williams.
Woodland would make the game even more lopsided in the third with three more runs. Free bases once again were the culprit, as the Wildcats walked four times, while the bases on balls were supplemented by two Chattooga errors and an RBI single by Jordan Lee.
Despite the sloppy play from Chattooga, the Indians did make it a ballgame with a seven-run third inning. Twelve batters stepped to the plate for Chattooga in the frame, five singled and another doubled to supply the damage. There also was a third strike that went to the dirt to allow the batter to reach, and Woodland gave one of the hit by pitches back by hitting a Chattooga batter.
While Chattooga did make it 10-7 after three innings, Woodland came back with a run in each the fourth, fifth and six to hold on.
Errors drove home a run in the fourth before an error put Lee on base in the fifth, setting the stage for a Dylan Webb RBI single two batters later.
In the sixth, Frye hit a triple and came around to score on a Noah Ludy double for Woodland’s 13th run.
Chattooga once again tried a comeback with a two-run inning in the fifth on a couple of walks and an error, but it would not be enough.
The pitching lines weren’t all that pretty, but Williams and Tommy Peed combined to go the final 2.2 innings without allowing a run.
Kenny Jinks and Frye pitched the first 4.1 innings, and only four of the nine runs they allowed were earned due to two Woodland errors.
Frye finished the game 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs. He was the only batter to record multiple hits, but seven more Wildcats reached base at least twice.
Woodland will look to make it six straight wins Thursday at home against Calhoun.