Rome doubled in the winning run in the seventh inning to hand Adairsville its first defeat of the season, 3-2, in high school baseball Saturday.
The teams were tied at 2-all and Rome had two outs and the bases loaded when the game-winning blow came at the Wolves’ home stadium.
The Wolves had coaxed a walk out of Tiger pitching with one out, then the next two Rome batters advanced through bases on balls before the home team made its second out. Trey Turner, the next Rome batter, drove in Nick Kirksey to score the winning run.
Adairsville coach Eric Bishop said the Wolves were given a chance to win the game late and capitalized on the opportunity.
“Hopefully we learned a valuable lesson about giving a quality opponent a chance to win late in a game,” he said.
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