Rock­mart gets into Re­gion 7-AA play on the road, Sports

Cal­houn, North­west Whit­field end per­fect streak for Rock­mart soft­ball team.

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Wil­liams SJ Cor­re­spon­dent

It fi­nally hap­pened: some­one got the bet­ter of the Rock­mart Lady Jack­ets soft­ball team.

The 19-2 (10-0 7-AA) Lady Jack­ets scrapped and fought, but couldn’t over­come North­west Whit­field on Fri­day night last week and Cal- houn on Satur­day morn­ing in a pair of losses in a tour­na­ment on the road as the team heads into the fi­nal stretches of the reg­u­lar sea­son sched­ule.

De­spite an early week de­lay due to the wet weather, Rock­mart took on and de­feated Dade County with a 10-2 win on Sept. 14.

The Lady Jack­ets showed up the first in­ning with a soft start only gain­ing one on the score board, but even­tu­ally pick­ing it up at the bat as they gain a whop­ping 5 runs in the third in­ning then end­ing the game off with an even ten by gain­ing five runs in the fourth and fifth in­ning.

For the most runs around the dirt di­a­mond goes to Emily Love­less who scored two runs for the jack­ets against Dade.

The Top two for most RBI’s go to Car­lee Gra­ham, who had three RBI’s this game, and Cam­bree Stan­ley, who fol­lowed right be­hind Gra­ham with two RBIs for the Lady Jack­ets.

Emily Love­less did a phe­nom­e­nal job at the pitch­ers mound against Dade and ended up leav­ing the game with 14 first pitch strikes, only one strike out, and only gave up two runs up through the en­tire match.

Coach Steve Luke said that the Lady Jack­ets are on the road for an­other re­gion cham­pi­onship.

“Of course the team wants an­other re­gion cham­pi­onship for our school, we had a very suc­cess­ful year for all sports last year,” said Luke.” We just want to keep do­ing our part as a team and keep do­ing what we are do­ing.”

Though they were able to keep their sea­son per­fect through most of the re­gion, they got top­pled off the top of the moun­tain with a pair of losses to big­ger teams.

On Fri­day, Rock­mart took a 3- 0 loss to North­west Whit­field in the first game of their road trip to a Chat­tanooga-area tour­na­ment, but bounced back later in the evening with a 5-4 vic­tory over Lafayette.

Rock­mart then took a sec­ond shutout loss to Cal­houn to start off Satur­day play 7-0, fol­lowed again by a win over Her­itage-Ca­toosa in a 13-6 fin­ish to their tour­na­ment.

The Lady Jack­ets are back in ac­tion at Model af­ter press time on Tues­day, fol­lowed by a home stand against Heard County to­day, and a Thurs­day road trip to Chat­tooga County in Sum­merville.

The r egu­lar s ea­son rounds out with a fi­nal trip to Gor­don Cen­tral on Sept. 25, and Se­nior Night at home against Pep­perell on Sept. 27.

Tyler Wil­liams / Stan­dard Jour­nal

Rock­mart’s Emily Love­less is busy in the pitcher’s cir­cle on Thurs­day night.

Tyler Wil­liams / Stan­dard Jour­nal

A deep ball gets re­layed into the in­field dur­ing Rock­mart’s game against Dade County.

Tyler Wil­liams / Stan­dard Jour­nal

The Lady Jack­ets are able to stay per­fect through with a win over Dade County

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