River Ridge scored three runs in the first inning and added three more in the seventh as it beat Woodstock 7-1 on Thursday night.
Hayden Duffield finished 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI for River Ridge (1-1), while Andrew Neubert picked up the win pitching 2 2/3 innings, allowing one hit, no runs and striking out four.
Colby Cox, Preston Gunnell and David Smigelski each recorded hits for Woodstock (1-1). Michael Burke struck out six, allowing three hits and one earned run in three innings.
Cartersville 12, Etowah 4: Cartersville scored six runs in the first two innings, en route to knocking the Eagles in their season opener at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson.
Etowah’s Carson Kirby finished 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs, while Jacob LeFevers finished 2-for-3. LeFevers also pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing no hits, no earned runs and striking out six.
Woodstock 9, Sprayberry 5: Sprayberry led 4-1 after three innings, but a four-run rally by Woodstock in the top of fourth, followed by runs in each of the next three innings, gave the Wolverines a win in their season opener.
Christian Preiser finished 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three walks out of the leadoff spot, while D.J. Fevola finished 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Max Parman pitched three innings, allowing one hit and striking out six.
Pope 5, River Ridge 1: Despite the Knights outhitting the Greyhounds 6-3, Pope’s four-run rally in the fifth inning was enough to secure the victory in River Ridge’s season opener.
Kobe Braddock and Mason Port each finished 2-for-3 at the plate for River Ridge, while Jared Woodward allowed no runs and struck out five in 3 2/3 innings.