Adairsville provided more evidence of that Friday night when its two pitchers gave up a paltry two earned runs but Dade County scored eight that were unearned on its way to a 10-3 victory.
The Tigers (3-2) were charged with eight errors against none for Dade County (1-1). The lopsided score notwithstanding, Adairsville actually out hit its host nine-to-eight.
The Wolverines scored a run in the first inning, two in the second and then five in the fourth as they took a commanding 8-0 lead.
The Tigers answered with three runs in the top of the fifth, to close the contest to 8-3; but the Wolverines responded with a run in the bottom of that inning and also in the sixth.
Hitting for the Tigers were Caleb McCreary, with two hits; Dylan Cochran, a double with an RBI; Trey Gulledge, a double with an RBI; and Brandon Blome, who had a sacrifice fly with an RBI.
Cody Kremer took the loss although he recorded five strikeouts and one walk. He was tagged for six hits and one earned run through 3 2/3 innings. Michael Gwin went 2 2/3 innings, recording two strikeouts, one walk, two hits and one earned run.
The loss was to a crossover foe for Adairsville, in 7A-AA, as the Wolverines play in 7B-AA, making it 1-1 in those games, which could figure into tiebreakers.
The Tigers next line up against No. 1 state-ranked Calhoun on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in a big rivalry game.
Head coach Eric Bishop said the game is important "because it's the next game on our schedule and that makes it the most important for us now.
"It's not a game we will hang our hat on. Our kids understand that making the playoffs is more important than any one game. We want to put ourselves in a position to be No. 1 in our subregion. If we do that, then we may play Calhoun for our region title. If we play that game, then that's the game we'd hang our hat on."