Rivals to clash one last time at season’s end, Sports
Cedartown will host the second matchup against Rockmart this season Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Cedartown and Rockmart f ans have been waiting a while for this matchup. It was supposed to take place at the beginning of the season, way back in what seems like forever ago in February.
The first of two rivalry matchups between the Polk County baseball clubs was pushed back from a Feb. 16 date because of weather and scheduling conflicts with the Jackets hosting state tournament basketball.
At the time, coaches Doyle Kelley and Kenny Yanzetich agreed to move the game back to March 26.
Spring weather got in the way again, forcing a move in the schedule once again for Cedartown and Rockmart to meet again, after the Jackets got a 3- 1 win over the Bulldogs in what was supposed to be the second game in the regular season between the two.
Now it is finally time the rivals to meet again to determine bragging rights until the 2019 season comes around and Rockmart and Cedartown can battle again.
Cedartown hosts the second round of the never-ending saga between the Bulldogs and Jackets on Friday, April 20 with a 5:30 p.m. start.
The games during the past years have usually been big wins for the Bulldogs. Since 2014, Cedartown is 10-1 over the Jackets, with this year’s win the first time in the 11 outings that Rockmart has notched a win over the Bulldogs. (Based on information available at press time.)
Rockmart has a chance to cement their position as one of the top teams in Class AA baseball in the state if they can grab the win over Cedartown this coming week, and it would also be the first time in recent memory the Jackets will have swept the series between the two teams in a season in several years.
It would additionally improve upon a 14-6 record held at press time for the Jackets.
Cedartown meanwhile can use the game to boost their record and their spirits by forcing a split between the rivalry series this year, and improve upon their record which at press time before this week stood at 9-12.
Check back i n next week’s edition for more ahead of the upcoming game and comments from the coaches as the regular season winds down for Cedartown and Rockmart.