Saturday, March 29, 2008

Canes beat Villa Rica with a very exciting bottom of the 6th... but not what you would expect !!!

Cartersville beat Villa Rica Friday night 8-0 which was not unexpected, but what was not expected was how the Canes last round at the plate for the evening was played out.

While Taylor Hightower (Sr), Donavan Tate (Jr) and Cole Payne (Jr) each pounded a home run for the Canes, the most exciting hit of the evening came from a flair hit by Josh Daniel (Sr) in the bottom of the 6th. Daniel had been inserted in the lineup the inning before and was taking his first at bat of the evening and flared a hit that dropped between the 2nd baseman giving chase and the center fielder. The 2nd baseman continued chase and retrieved the ball on the 1st hop.

Daniel was standing at 1st with a single and then what happened next was something that you may never see again.

The field umpire claimed he did not see the play and was out of position so he then deferred to the plate umpire. After a brief discussion the plate umpire called Daniel out and said the 2nd baseman made the catch.

Cartersville Coach, Stuart Chester immediately went to both umpires to argue the call, but in an effort to back his player was tossed out of the game after arguing to the umpire that he was more concerned with the "kid on base than the score" saying it is not right to take his hit away.

The crowd erupted into support for Daniel and Chester. After that sequence of events, the Canes showed emotion that was at a level not seen in awhile. There was a string of hits, one more run scored and a fired up dugout and crowd.

Several fan observations within the stands all agreed that this moment could be what the Canes need to circle the wagons and have a strong region run and go deep in the playoffs.

This Canes fan certainly is looking forward to it.

Go Canes !!!! and oh by the way, nice hit Josh Daniel !!! ;)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Canes Win 2 on Tuesday !!!

The Varsity Canes and the JV Canes both took wins Tuesday night.

Canes Win in 5 !

The Varsity Canes took care of business at Central Carroll High yesterday (3/25) with a 13 - 3 pounding of several pitchers. Cartersville had hits from everyone in the lineup with the offensive leaders being, Taylor Hightower, 3-3, 1BB, 3 RBIs, 2 Runs, Garrison Boston, 2-3, 1BB, 1 SAC , 1 RBI, 2 Runs, Donavan Tate 2-3, 1 Runs. Other Runs scored by Ben Bridges (3), Brac Barton (1), Adam Thurman (1), Parker Rutledge (1) and Cole Payne (2).

Pitching the distance for the Canes was Adam Thurman going 5 innings allowing 4 hits with 7 K's and 3 runs.

The Varsity Canes face Parkview Wed. night (3/26) with a rare 6:30pm start.

JV Canes Win !!!

The JV Canes faced a pesky Marist and won 7-6 at Home. Cartersville was down early 1-5 in the 2nd and began a come back with key hits from after the 3rd inning by Colin Bennett, Colton Montgomery and Levi Mauldin.

In the 6th down 4-6 Justin Croft drove in a key run with a SAC Fly and was then followed by a Double by Tyler Higgins driving in 2 more runs to go up 7-6 in the bottom of the 6th.

Pitcher Levi Mauldin pitched for the win and Justin Croft earned the save .

The Canes (JV) face Gorden Central at Gorden Central Thursday (3/27).


The Freshman Canes travel to Woodstock Wed (3/26).

Go Canes !!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Canes (JV) win over Creekview Grizzles

The Canes (JV) faced Creekview in a win at home on 3/11. Cartersville sent 3 pitchers to the mound with Justin Croft earning the win. Offensively the Canes were lead by Tyler Higgens (2-3, 1 RBI), Levi Mauldin (1 RBI), Justin Croft (2-4, 1 dbl, 2 RBI's, 2 Runs scored). Others runs scored Taylor Greene (2 HBP, 1BB and 1 dbl, 2 runs) and (1 each) by Lane Fraizer, Colin Bennett and Luke Daniel.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Cartersville Places 3rd in LaGrange

The Canes faced a less than competitive Stephens County team as they waxed SC 15 -3. Adam Thurman picked up the win. The Canes had 12 hits in the win. The weather for the night was less than perfect as the cold conditions made for a miserable atmosphere but the weather was much better than the snow earlier in the day.

Canes go 1-1 in LaGrange on Day One, Weather delay for Saturday

Cartersville started out strong in Game 1 vs the 2007 Alabama State Champion Culman County.  Cartersville pounded Culman 10 - 2 in a long ball contest of Canes players.  Canes catcher Taylor Hightower stroked 2 HR's over the leftfield fence (3 and 2 run shots), while DH Hank Stewart hit a long shot over the high center field wall just two batters after Hightowers last. Ben Bridges connected in the following inning on an opposite field solo HR to card the 10th and final run for Cartersville.

Pitching for the Canes was Patrick Boling (4 innings) and Chris Huth (2 innings).  Boling allowed only 2 runs in a good performance.  Huth pitched the final 2 allowing no runs. 

The second game against Brookwood for Cartersville was almost the exact opposite to the first.  Brookwood sent 3 very good pitchers to the mound as the Canes scattered only 6 hits (2 HR's by Ben Bridges).  Cartersville pitchers allowed only 8 hits but Brookwood seemed to capitalize on all errors and walks by the Canes defense.  Cartersville lost 3 - 10.

The Canes are due to play in their final game today against the winner of Stephens County vs Nova (FL).  The weather has shortened the tournament by one game for all teams.

Go Canes !!!!

Canes (JV) run into extra innings against Milton

It took 9 innings for the Canes (JV) team to earn another win. In a very exciting game, Milton proved to be the toughest team they have faced this year. Milton brought 3 different pitchers to the mound and all 3 proved to be very tough. The Canes won in 9, 8 - 4.

Pitching for the Canes was Justin Croft (So). Croft went 4 innings allowing only 4 hits. Croft then yielded the mound to Ben Dittmer, followed by Levi Mauldin and finally Hunter Horton who earned the win. Canes relief pitchers allowed only 1 hit.

The Canes trailed the entire game until the ninth inning when the bats erupted for a clump of runs.

Justin Croft (3-4, 1hbP, 2 doubles, 1 rbi, 2 runs) smashed a double to deep center to lead off the 9th. Cartersville then sent pinch hitter Luke Daniel (Fr) (1-1, 1 rbi, 1 run) to the plate with 1 out. Daniel scorched a slicing line drive driving in the 1st lead run of the game for the Canes. Daniel then stole 2nd base and moved to 3rd on a dropped 3rd strike as Laine Fraizer (So) reached 1st hustling out the throw by the Milton catcher. Pitcher Hunter Horton earned an important walk loading the bases for Colton Montgomery (So). Montgomery (2-4, 1 double, 3 RBIs) crushed a long line drive to the deepest part of the park for a double easliy clearing the bases for the Canes for some important insurance runs going into the bottom of the ninth.

Horton then took the mound in the 9th and struke out the first 2 batters and earning a ground ball for the final out.

Other offensive contributors in the game were: Ben Venters (Fr) 1-4 with 1 HBP 1 run scored, Taylor Greene (So) 1-4 with 1 run scored, Tyler Higgens (So) 1-5 and Trey Dickson (So) 3-5, 1 double. Fraizer and Horton each scored a run.

The Canes were scheduled to face Woodstock (JV) for their 3rd game in the Sequoyah tournament, but that game has now been rescheduled for Monday with the time TBD.

The Canes JV record is now 2-1.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Dugout Club Meeting 3/10/2008

The next Dugout Club Meeting will be Monday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. upstairs of the concession stand at Richard Bell Field. We encourage all members to attend and any new members who would like to join ($25 membership fee).


Canes drop one to Collins Hill

The Canes dropped a close game to Collins Hill Wednesday night at Collins Hill. 9-8

Cartersville basically treated the game as a scrimmage game sending 7 pitchers to the mound in an effort to have arms ready for this weekends battle at LaGrange.

There were some offensive fireworks. Canes, Hank Stewart (DH) and Patrick Boiling went long.

Cartersville heads to LaGrange Friday on a mission to defend their title as tournament champion from 2007.

Go Canes !!!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Canes (JV) rip Northview in 5

The Cartersville (JV) Purple Hurricanes came to play Wednesday night. They made Northview a quick victim of good pitching and all around timely hitting up and down the lineup.

Adam Clark (So) pitched a solid to gain is 1st win of the season. Clark went 2 innings allowing only 1 run from a leadoff walk. After that, he settled into a rhythm and looked to be cruising. Freshman Corey Collumn cleaned up the last three innings spotting the ball well with good defense behind him.

The Canes offense was lead by Justin Croft (So) going 2-3 with a HBP, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Other offensive contributors were Tyler Higgens (So) 1-3 with a BB, 3 RBIs and 1 run scored, Ben Venters (Fr), 1-2 with 2 HBPs and 3 runs scored.

The Canes won in 5 innings at home, 11 - 1.

The Canes face Milton for the 2nd game of the tournament at Milton Thursday night.

Go Canes !!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Freshman game canceled

Today's freshman game has been cancelled. The game has been rescheduled for next Monday (March 10th) at 5:55pm at home. The JV game for today against Northview is still on for today at 5:30pm here at Richard Bell Field.
Canes Fan

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

JV and Freshman Games Wed 3/5

Both JV and Freshman games will be at the Cartersville Baseball Complex Wed. Time is TBD at this point. We will update this post as soon as confirmed. It is assumed JV will be on Richard Bell Field.

Go Canes !!!

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Canes LaGrange Tournament to be Broadcast

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Granger Park

3:05 PM Cartersville v. Cullman

Callaway H S

8:05 PM Brookwood v. Cartersville

Saturday, March 8th

Granger Park
10:00 AM Flanagan v. Cartersville

Placement Games TBD based on Pool Play (check the blog for time of last game Saturday)

Games Cancelled and Rescheduled

Both the Varsity and JV games scheduled for today have been canceled. The Varsity game has been re-scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday, March 5th at 5:55 p.m at Collins Hill.

Canes Freshman win over Adairsville JV in 3, 15 - 0

The Freshman Canes wasted no time in moving their record to 2-0. After a good win last week over Mill Creek, the Freshman team put 15 runs up in 3 innings on Adairsville High School's JV team.

Cartersville looked good defensively as Ben Dittmer took the mound and picked up a win after last weeks save. Dittmer went 3 solid innings with 4 k's allowing only 2 hits and only 1 walk.

Offensively the Canes were very solid with many contributors. A number of players were able to swing the bat and see some action on the bases. Team leaders for the night at the plate were Luke Daniel, 3-3, BB, 2 RBi's and 1 Run scored; Teigh Dooley, 2-2; Corey Collum, 2-3, 1 RBI and 1 Run scored, Colin Bennett, 1-2, HBP and 2 RBI's; Conner Hart 1-1, 1 RBI.

The Canes both JV and Varsity are due to play today (Home and Away). Check this site later in the day for updates from the weather. As soon as details are available an update will be posted.

Go Canes !!!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Busy Week ahead for Cartersville Baseball

Cartersville Baseball has a very busy week ahead.

Monday 3/3: The Freshman play tonight at Richard Bell Field against the Adairsville JV.

Tuesday 3/4: The Varsity Canes play at Collins Hill, while the Canes JV play at home against Northview to open their Sequoyah Tournament.

Wednesday 3/5: The Freshman play at home against Woodstock

Thursday 3/6: The JV Canes continue their Sequoyah Tournament against Milton at Milton.

Friday 3/7: The Varsity Canes travel to the LaGrange Tournament to face Culman (AL) and Brookwood again.

Saturday 3/8: The Varsity Canes play Flanagan and then a TBD game, while the JV continue their Sequoyah Tournament against Woodstock.

Go Canes !!! Baseball is finally here and in full swing !!!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Canes fall to Brookwood

The Canes lost a tough one to Brookwood Saturday on a perfect day for baseball. After going down 4 runs early, Cartersville was able to hold and gain 3 runs on the early Brookwood lead but was unable to push the runs over the top.

Boling was the losing pitcher and relieved after 4 by Chris Huth. Cartersville Pitching gave up only 4 hits (2 HRs) and had 8 hits of their own but were unable to push runners across the plate with some untimely strikeouts and ground balls.

Cartersville faces Collins Hill on Tuesday 3/3 at Collins Hill for a 5:55 start.