Lady Jack­ets re­main per­fect on sea­son, Sports

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Edi­tor By Kevin Myrick

The Rock­mart Lady Jack­ets re­mained per­fect at 14-0 and con­tinue to dom­i­nate Class AA soft­ball with 12-2 win over their ri­val in their first game back from the La­bor Day break. Kelsey El­rod went 3-for-4 against Cedar­town’s Laura Ann Tillery in the win and hit a 2-run shot over the fence to lead in the day for Rock­mart.

The win went to Car­lee Gra­ham who put in 3 2/3 in­nings of work and gave up the three hits, and two runs be­fore Emily Love­less re­lieved and fin­ished off the Lady Bull­dogs with two strike­outs and two hits.

Pat­ter­son, who closed out the game in the sixth with two strike­outs as well.

Tillery took the loss with 12 hits, 12 runs, three walks and a strike­out.

Head coach Steve Luke said the won came from the hard work put in by the squad ear­lier in the week with the ex­tended break for La­bor Day.

“We had an op­tional on Mon­day, and a lot of girls showed up and that just shows their team com­mit­ment,” Luke said.

“We came in and turned on the mu­sic and just hit.”

The Lady Jack­ets re­mained per­fect af­ter mid­week with a win over Ar­muchee as well. Rock­mart took a 8-1 win over the Lady In­di­ans, and headed into this week with a game sched­uled for Tues­day pend­ing the weather against Coosa, fol­lowed by a Thurs­day game host­ing Dade County.

Over the week­end, Rock­mart faces four teams in North­west Whit­field, LaFayette, Cal­houn and Her­itage-Ca­toosa.

Mean­while, Cedar­town sits at 6-7 on the sea­son af­ter get­ting ahead and fall­ing back be­hind with a loss to LaGrange aft er f all i ng t o Rock­mart last week.

The Lady Bull­dogs dropped an 8- 4 home stand over the Lady Grangers on Thurs­day.

The Lady Bull­dogs are ex­pected to have a full slate of games this week as well. On Mon­day af­ter press time, they were set to head to Cartersville, and Tues­day to Cen­tral Car­roll to play, pend­ing the fore­cast.

Later this week and week­end, Cedar­town heads to Rome on Thurs­day and Arabia Moun­tain for a double header on Satur­day.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Rock­mart’s Emily Love­less looks for the pick­off play over the Cedar­town run­ner.

ABOVE: Rock­mart’s Cam­bree Stan­ley gets a lead on Cedar­town’s Tamara Bee­man dur­ing the Sept. 6 ri­valry game be­twen the two teams. Stan­ley stole two bases dur­ing the first in­ning through long lead­offs on the bag. LEFT: Cam­bree Stan­ley kept an at­tempt at bat alive through foul shots.

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