South Paulding Varsity snatched the lead late in the game in a 3-2 victory over Rome on Friday. South Paulding Varsity trailed 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning when Cole Brewer singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
The pitching was strong on both sides. South Paulding Varsity pitchers struck out seven, while Rome pitchers sat down nine.
Rome fired up the offense in the first inning, when Jack Orr doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Justin England was the winning pitcher for South Paulding Varsity. The hurler allowed one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out four and walking zero. Brewer threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Braxton Wade took the loss for Rome. Wade went one inning, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out two and walking zero.
Hayden Filletti started the game for Rome. The bulldog went five innings, allowing one run on five hits and striking out six Tyler Chatham started the game for South Paulding Varsity. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out one and walking one.
South Paulding Varsity racked up nine hits in the game. Brendan Gates and Brewer each managed multiple hits for South Paulding Varsity. Gates went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead South Paulding Varsity in hits.
Rome had seven hits in the game. Orr and Carson Atkins each racked up multiple hits for Rome. Rome was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Jonathan Vigoa had the most chances in the field with nine.
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