Cedartown falls in region tourney to LaGrange as season ends
A pair of late region wins almost got Cedartown into the Class 4A state playoff this year, but a loss to bring their season to a close last week.
The Lady Bulldogs finished the year at 10-12 after a pair of wins over Cartersville on Oct.1, with a 4-3, 10-inning finish and a 10-4 win over the Lady Purple Hurricanes.
In game 1, the Lady Bulldogs were tied in the early innings with Cartersville, and then both teams added a pair of runs in the ninth inning in extra innings.
Cedartown broke the impasse with a single run in the bottom of the tenth to wrap up the opening region playoff game.
They then took a big win in the second game, opening in the bottom half of the first with a run, then adding three more runs in the second, third and fifth innings. Cartesrville scored in the second, third, fifth and sixth with single runs each.
Cedartown’s season came to an end however on Oct. 4, when the Lady Bulldogs fell in a 5-0 region playoff finish in seven innings, unable to rally back after the Lady Grangers scored a run in the first and four in the third.
The Oct. 4 loss brought to an end an up-anddown season for the Lady Bulldogs, who went 4-8 in region play and finished behind Cartersville in fifth place.
In the region, Chapel Hill took the top seed heading into the Class 4A playoffs with a 13-1 region record and going 23-4 through the regular season and region playoffs, followed by a second place LaGrange, a third place Central and a fourth place Cartersville.
Last year, the Lady Bulldogs made it into the state playoffs but fell in two games on the road to Heritage-Catoosa.