Monday, September 25, 2017
North Cobb High School
Cherokee High School
Four runs batted in from Taylor Cates helped lead Cherokee past North Cobb 12-7 on Monday. Cates drove in runs on a grand slam in the fourth.
The Warriors collected 11 hits and North Cobb had ten in the high-scoring affair
North Cobb took an early lead in the first inning. North Cobb scored one run when Jasmine Copeland singled with zero outs in the first inning.
Cherokee Warriors took the lead for good with eight runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Rayna Ezzell uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run, Ezzell induced Natalie Norton to ground out, but one run scored, Ashlyn Mickler singled off of Ezzell, driving in one run, Gracie Mixson singled off of Ezzell, driving in one run, and Taylor Cates hit a grand slam off of Ezzell, driving in four runs.
Brooke Hester earned the win for Cherokee. She tossed three and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run, four hits, striking out six, and walking zero. Ezzell took the loss for North Cobb. She threw three and two-thirds innings, surrendering nine runs, and eight hits.
Emma Worley started the game for the Warriors. She tossed three and a third innings, giving up six runs, six hits, and striking out two.
Analise Gilbert, Cates, Bailey Knaggs, and Ryanne White each collected multiple hits for Cherokee. White, Knaggs, Cates, and Gilbert each managed two hits to lead the Warriors.
Copeland, Angela Cecere, Kathryn Bywaters, and Ashton Storie each collected multiple hits for North Cobb. Copeland led North Cobb with five runs batted in. She went 3-for-4 on the day