The Purple Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, added two in the second, one in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Pickens scored its run, which was unearned, in the third inning.
Thursday’s game, which saw the dozen seniors who are on the Cartersville roster play, closed out the regular season for the Purple Hurricanes.
The Canes had a scheduled game today against Ridgeland that was to close out their regular season, but it was canceled due to inclement weather in Northwest Georgia.
Drew Flatford earned the win for the Canes, pitching two innings, allowing no runs and recording two strikeouts.
Leading Cartersville offensively were Connor Justus, with three hits; Luke Daniel, a double; Ben Venters, a double, Colin Bennett, a two-run single; Corey Collum, two hits; Taylor Wilson, one hit; Kendall Hawkins, a single and Hunter Cochran, a double.
Also contributing at the mound were Hunter Horton, one inning, giving up an unearned run; Teigh Dooley, one inning with one strikeout; Ben Dittmer, one inning; Sam Howard, two innings with three strikeouts.
Cartersville’s next game will be Friday, May 6, when it plays in the first round of the playoffs against an opponent from Region 5-AAA.
The Canes will host the game at Richard Bell Field with the time to be announced later.
With the victory, Cartersville’s overall record improved to 21-4 on the season. Its region record remained at 18-2. Although Ridgeland is in the same region with Cartersville, the region standings were frozen due to the loss by Ringgold of its baseball field in Wednesday night’s storm.
The move ends the season with Cartersville as Region 7-AAA’s top seed.
The loss dropped Pickens’ record to 7-18 overall on the season. Its record in 7-AAA fell to 5-16.