Prep baseball roundup: Big early inning carries LFO past Rome

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A seven-run second inning propelled Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe's baseball team to an 8-7 nonregion win Friday at Rome.

The Warriors (5-4), in splitting a pair of games against former Ringgold coach Brent Tucker's Wolves this week, got the big inning started with a Tanner Mantooth sacrifice fly and quickly added two more runs on a wild pitch and a hit batter.

Peyton Tipton, who had two hits and two RBIs, added an RBI single, as did Chris Kelley. After a bases-loaded walk to Dylan Blankenship, Gabe Helton capped the inning with a two-run single.

Rome scored twice in the sixth to cut its deficit to a run, but LFO's Will Carroll saved the game with a perfect seventh inning.

Trion 2-1, Bowdon 3-0: The Bulldogs evened their record at 3-3 and won two of three against a Region 6-A public foe with the doubleheader split. Kade Smith got out of a two-on, two-out jam with a strikeout to end game two. Clay Chesley allowed five hits and struck out 10 in six innings to get the win for Trion, and Brantley Willbanks drove in the game's lone run.

Connor Deparlier was a tough-luck loser in game one after allowing one earned run and striking out eight batters in six innings.

Coahulla Creek 5, Bremen 2: Ben Glines earned the win with 5 1/3 innings of three-hit, eight-strikeout pitching, with Ryan Langford providing the support with four RBIs on a home run and a double.

Dalton 12, Northwest Whitfield 0: Brady Pendley allowed three hits and struck out 11 in the five-inning game while also adding an RBI. Parker Eicholtz led the Catamounts (7-2) with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored.

Heritage 20-14, Southeast Whitfield 0-3: In a Thursday doubleheader, J.J. Hunt was 3-for-3 with four RBIs, and Brady Chandler, Cannon Stafford and Eli Totherow each knocked in two runs for the Generals in game one. J.C. Armour allowed two hits and no earned runs while striking out nine batters in relief in game two. Stafford had a pair of doubles, with Garrison May and Landon Skeen adding two hits and two RBIs.

Trion 4, Bowdon 3: Nate Willingham's sacrifice fly in the ninth provided the winning run in Thursday's extra-innings matchup, with Logan Stokes getting the pitching win by going three scoreless innings.

Dade County 9, Sonoraville 1: Brodie Swader struck out 10 and allowed one earned run and five hits in a complete game Thursday. Zeke Wheeler had a pair of doubles and two RBIs, Landon Williams knocked in three runs and Nolan Heath had two hits and scored twice for the Wolverines (6-3).

Cedartown 12, Ridgeland 0: Jay O'Neal struck out 11 and allowed two hits for Cedartown in a five-inning game in the Region 7-AAAA opener for both teams.

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