The Trojans (1-0) benefitted from a strong performance on the mound by senior Ty Wood, who earned the win, throwing five innings of scoreless, one-hit ball with 10 strikeouts.
“This was his debut on the mound, varsity-wise. He came in and he was shoving. He had a quick tempo and kept the hitters off balance. He filled it up with strikes. We were real proud of his effort,” Zaideman said.
At the plate, Andrew Turner led the way with a 3-for-3, three-RBI performance, while Will Hesterlee (2-4, RBI) and Christopher Hicks (3-4, 3 runs) also chipped in.
“It was a good win to start it off. The bats started to come alive for us. We had some guys step up at the plate, base-running we did a great job and were aggressive. We took advantage of some of their mistakes,” Zaideman said.
Carrollton will now travel to Florida to face North Florida Christian and Florida State University High School on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
“It’s going to definitely be a measuring stick for us. We play two good programs down there in North Florida Christian and Florida State University High. It will be good to gauge to see where we’re at,” Zaideman said.
Carrollton JV 7-22, Woodland-Cartersville 2-0
The junior varsity Trojans (2-0) picked up a pair of big wins to start the season Wednesday night.
Carrollton 9th grade 9, Paulding County 0
The Trojans (1-0) got a strong pitching effort from Parker Roach and Austin Garrett in the season-opening win on Tuesday evening, with Roach starting the game and tossing four hitless innings and fanning six, while Garrett allowed just one hit in three innings with four punchouts.
Offensively, Jack Garrett went 3-for-4, while Roach was 2-for-4 at the plate.
In other prep baseball action from Wednesday:
Bowdon 11, Mt. Zion 4
The Red Devils (1-0) gave Todd Eubanks a win in his first regular-season game as head coach with a seven-run win at Mt. Zion.
Sawyer Lane earned the victory with a four-inning, two-hit showing on the mound with four strikeouts.
Ben Vance and Tyler McDaniel went 2-for-4 each, with Vance scoring a pair of runs and McDaniel driving in three with a double and triple.
“Nice to get a win. Good to get the first win with the program and get the season started on the right foot. There’s a proud tradition at Bowdon and the people are hungry,” Eubanks said.
Bowdon will open up Region 5-AA play on Friday on the road against Jordan at 4:15 p.m.