In a Region 4AAAAAAA matchup between two offensively gifted teams, Cherokee held on for a 14-9 victory in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday night in Canton.
Cherokee (12-7, 8-3) scored 10 runs in the first two innings and added four more in the top of the sixth in an impressive offensive output.
Five different players finished with multiple hits. Jordyn Stanfill finished 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, while Parker Modica finished 2-for-4 with one run scored and two RBIs. Modica also picked up the win for Cherokee.
Bri Condon finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, while Kinsey Norton finished 3-for-4 with one run scored and three RBIs for Etowah (10-6, 7-3). Alana Smith and Kierrsten James also finished two RBIs each.
Cherokee will play at 5 p.m. Tuesday at home against Roswell, while Etowah will play at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday at Woodstock.
Cherokee 5, Etowah 4: Jordan Stanfill’s three-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fifth inning scored Hope Jiles and Skylan Harrelson, giving Cherokee enough breathing room to hold on for a win in the first game of the doubleheader.
Emma Worley picked up the win for Cherokee, pitching five innings while allowing five hits and striking out four batters.
Kinsey Norton finished 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead Etowah, while Bri Condon finished 1-for-1 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Creekview 14, Dalton 1 (4 inn.): A 12-run fourth inning broke the game open and helped propel Creekview to a home victory.
Ari Wright’s grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning ended the game.
Wright finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBIs, while Sophia Jimenez and Emily Wilkie also homered for Creekview (16-3, 12-0 Region 6AAAAAA), which outhit Dalton 13-3. Anslie Petit picked up the win.
Creekview will play at 6 p.m. Monday at home against Harrison.
Allatoona 6, Sequoyah 3: Allatoona scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to come from behind and win in Canton.
Lauren Anderson, Niki Peters and Katie Vansword each recorded triples in the game. Anderson finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, while Vansword finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Brylee Burns finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Sequoyah (15-5-1, 8-4 Region 6AAAAAA) will play at noon Saturday at South Cobb.
Lassiter 9, Woodstock 0 (6 inn.): Lassiter scored three runs in the top of the first inning and outhit Woodstock 13-6 as the Lady Wolverines fell in the second game of a doubleheader.
Victoria Tunon finished 2-for-3 to lead Woodstock (7-10, 4-7 Region 4AAAAAAA), while five other Lady Wolverines recorded hits.
Woodstock will play at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday at home against Etowah.
Lassiter 10, Woodstock 1 (5 inn.): Lassiter scored at least two runs in every inning and outhit Woodstock 14-5 in the first game of the doubleheader.
Nikki Rogers, Brooklyn McNeese, Kacie Wiggins, Molly Wiggins and Gracie Menard each recorded hits for Woodstock.
River Ridge 11, South Cobb 2 (5 inn.): Becca Bray finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBIs to help lead River Ridge to victory in the second game of a road doubleheader.
Cat McCulley finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Lily Bell finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored for the Lady Knights (12-6, 9-3 Region 6AAAAAA). Gracie Hughes and Micah Jones combined to allowing two hits and no earned runs.
River Ridge will play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sequoyah.
River Ridge 9, South Cobb 0 (5 inn.): River Ridge scored five runs in the top of the first inning and capitalized on five errors to win the first game of the doubleheader.
Grace Hamrick finished 1-for-2 with a triple, run scored and an RBI. Becca Bray finished 1-for-4 with a double and three runs scored, while Gracie Hughes finished 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Cherokee 6, Lassiter 5: Lassiter scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning, but Cherokee responded for six runs of its own in the bottom of the frame as the Lady Warriors hung on for a home victory.
Skylar Harrelson finished 3-for-4 at the plate with arun scored, while Celan Trowers finished 2-for-3 with a home run. Parker Modica picked up the win, while also finishing 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs at the plate.
Etowah 3, Roswell 1: Kinsey Norton struck out 13 batters while allowing six hits and one earned run to help lead Etowah to victory over Lassiter on Tuesday in Woodstock.
Norton also finished 1-for-2 with an RBI at the plate. Paige Patterson was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Bri Condon went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Sequoyah 8, Dalton 0 (5 inn.): Anslee Day finished 2-for-3 with a home run and and four RBIs as Sequoyah defeated Dalton on the road.
Macie Robinson picked up the win, while allowing two hits and striking out five.
Sarah Squillace finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Lauren Anderson finished 1-for-3 with one run scored and an RBI.
Woodstock 6, Walton 1: A three-run rally in the top of the sixth inning helped Woodstock secure a victory at Walton.
Woodstock’s Molly Wiggins pitched a complete game, allowing two hits and and striking out five.
Kacie Wiggins finished 3-for-3 with a run scored, and Mak Levine finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs.