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7th-inning rally comes up short for Tigers


The Adairsville baseball team attempted a seventh-inning comeback to down Carrollton, but the Tigers came up just short in a 7-6 road defeat Monday.

Facing the 5A Trojans, the Tigers scored twice in the first inning with Kyler Pelfrey and Halen Huskins coming in to score.

Carrollton, though, answered with three runs in the bottom of the first. The teams went back and forth from there.

The Tigers (6-3) knotted the score with B.J. Roper crossing the plate in the second, but Adairsville started the unfortunate habit of leaving multiple runners on base.

The Trojans (8-3) regained the lead with one of its own in the bottom of the second. The Tigers, though, came right back to tie the game in their next at bat on a run by Caden Gibbs.

The next three runs all came from Carrollton with two crossing in the third and one in the fourth for a 7-4 lead.

Adairsville, meanwhile, continued to strand runners on base, leaving the bases loaded in the fourth and fifth innings. The Tigers, who out-hit their opponent by a 14-12 margin, then left two runners on in a scoreless sixth.

The Tigers, who host Woodland on Thursday, finally broke through again in the top of the seventh.

Roper doubled and Pelfrey walked to open the inning. Both came around to score, but the potential tying run in the form of Garrett Mishoe was left stranded at first base.

Pelfrey finished 4-for-4 with a walk. Hunter Hice, Corey Nation Roper and Mishoe had two hits apiece.

Roper and Pelfrey scored twice each, while Hice, Gibbs and Landon Ayers tallied RBIs.

On the mound, Gibbs labored through three innings before Mishoe took over and allowed just one run over the final three frames.