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.