It was the second shutout in as many nights for the Purple Hurricanes, who defeated LaFayette 16-0 on Wednesday, adding to an 11-2 victory on Monday. Put another way, the Canes scored 44 runs while allowing two runs in region play for the week.
"This was our first full week of region play," assistant coach Kyle Tucker said, "and we won all three games, which is the most important thing. We also like to improve with each game we play, and I believe we did that this week.
"On Monday we got 8 hits and we had 14 [Thursday. Our runs went up each game. We saw improvement in our pitching, at the plate and in our defense -- all phases of the game."
Tucker said the team must continue to improve throughout the season and the players can do that by concentrating on the little things.
Against Cedartown, the Canes started early and simply picked up momentum as the game wore on.
In the first inning, Taylor Wilson coaxed an RBI walk out of Cedartown and staked Cartersville to a 1-0 lead.
Ben Venters greeted the Bulldog hurler with a solo home run in the second inning, putting Cartersville up 2-0.
Cartersville tacked on three big runs in the third inning, highlighted by a solo shot from Colin Bennett, to move up 5-0.
The Canes rambled for an even dozen runs in the fourth inning, with the highlights being a grand slam by Zach Ross and a 3-run shot by Cory Collum, to close out scoring.
Sam Howard pitched all four innings for Cartersville, giving up just one hit while fanning seven Bulldogs.
The Canes improved to 4-2 overall and 4-0 in Region 7-AAA with the victory. They next play Monday when they host Gilmer County.