Lady Jackets remain perfect on season, Sports
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.
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.