Wade Bailey hit a two-run home run and added another RBI on a sacrifice fly, while Mikey Palagano went 3-for-3 with a double and a triple in the Wildcats’ big win. Also producing offensively was Brandon Miller (2-for-3), Weston Smith (2-for-3, 2 2B) and Zach Dutton (BB, 3 SB, 3 runs).
Stephen Kegley picked up the win, giving up just two hits in three innings of work, with Paul Reeves pitching the fourth.
The Wildcats (7-2, 2-1 Region 5-AAAAA) wrap up this week’s action today with a 5:55 p.m. trip to Lithia Springs.
Carrollton girls 5, Alexander 0: The Lady Trojans (5-2, 3-0 Region 5-AAAA) got wins in singles play from Kat Burger, Jamie Bryant and Madison Harris, while the pairings of Sarah Beth Alford/Katie Brooks and Jessica Dewberry/Alex Robinson were also victorious. Carrollton opens play at the Granger Invitational today at 1 p.m. against Milton at LaGrange College.
Carrollton boys 5, Alexander 0: The Trojans (6-1, 3-0) got wins in singles action from Mark Swindle, Tayler Ayers and Samuel Campbell, with the pairings of J.T. Grillo/Joseph Hendricks and Conner Mount/Jonathan Zot both winning in doubles play. North Carter/Ben Nixon also won an exhibition match in doubles play.
The Carrollton boys will also be in action today at the Granger Invitational, opening the two-day event against Milton at 1 p.m.
The Carrollton High School boys’ golf team finished in fourth place out of seven teams at the Granger Invitational at Highlands Country Club in LaGrange on Thursday evening, firing a 362. Woodward Academy won the match with a 334.
Leading the Trojans was Nick Fazio with an 86, followed by Nick Gainey (88), Rob Simpson (89) and Jake Jennings (99).
“It was kind of a tough day. I mean, the wind didn’t bother anybody or anything else, we just had a tough time reading the greens. You would think it would break one direction and it would go a different direction,” Trojan coach Scott Morris said. “Just one of those days where you play, you shoot and you figure you’re going to play pretty well and your score you end up shooting is not what you fell like you played. And there are days like that. Some days you play well and you score horrible and other days you don’t play well, but you scramble well and you get a good score. We look at this one as a learning experience and go forward.”
The Trojans return to action on Monday at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club in Douglasville against Alexander High School.
Mt. Zion boys 3, Alexander 2: Javier Martinez scored two goals and Jacob Freund added the third for the Eagles (3-0) in their victory over the Cougars on Thursday evening.