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Rockwood teams suffer road losses

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

 

The Rockwood Tigers and Lady Tigers traveled to different locations earlier this week for a pair of District 3-A games.

The Lady Tigers traveled to Tellico Plains on Monday and suffered a 9-4 setback at the hands of the Lady Bears. On Tuesday, Rockwood’s baseball team made the trip to Decatur and was knocked off by Meigs County, 6-3.

Softball

Chelsea Cheek hit a pair of doubles and scored two runs, but it wasn’t enough as Tellico Plains defended its home turf with a 9-4 victory.

The Lady Bears got off to a quick start Monday with three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Rockwood got one of those runs back in the top of the third inning. Cheek opened the inning with a double and scored on a single from Darian Green.

Rockwood’s momentum didn’t last long though as Tellico Plains responded with four runs in the bottom of the frame to take a 7-1 lead.

The Lady Tigers outscored Tellico Plains the rest of the way, but could never make a run at a win.

Cheek doubled and scored on a Becca Farmer single in the fifth inning. McKenzie Lee also scored in the frame on a sacrifice fly from Cheyenne Thompson.

Kristen Isham walked and scored Rockwood’s final run in the seventh inning on a single from Tori Parsons.

Baseball

Two teams hoping to make a run in next week’s District 3-A Tournament met Tuesday in Decatur with Meigs County picking up a 6-3 victory.

Rockwood got off to a solid start with a run in the top of the first inning, but Meigs County scored the next six runs before Rockwood scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to make the final score 6-3.

Hunter Grant led off the game with a single and scored Rockwood’s first run on a double from Dannon Grubb.

Up until the seventh inning, Rockwood’s best scoring chance came in the top of the fifth inning. Daylen Domon reached on an error and Joseph Denny walked in the frame, but both would be left stranded.

The Tigers tried to make things interesting in the seventh. Jay Tilley singled then Daylen Domon and Tyler McGill walked to load the bases. A pitch hit Jordan Breazeale to drive in the first run of the inning then Grubb reached on an error to make the score 6-3, but Rockwood would leave the bases loaded at the end of the inning.

Tilley (2-3, 1 run) and Grubb (2-4, 2B, 2 runs) had multiple hits for Rockwood in the loss.