It took a few days to get everything dried out at Cedartown High School, but the wet weather passed long enough for the Bulldogs to get the baseball season underway.
The Bulldogs finished off a week full of change-ups at 1-1 against area teams, getting both games after what was supposed to be the launch of the season got pushed back due to soggy field conditions and rain that wouldn’t quit.
Chattooga dealt Cedartown their first loss of the season in a 2-1 finish in 10 innings of play, with each team holding each other scoreless in a defensive slugfest through nine of the night’s innings.
Cedartown drew first blood in the top of the 10th inning with a run, but Chattooga was able put up hits in their final chances at bat and score two runs across the plate for the win in three extra innings.
Things got better for the Bulldogs when they were able to get in the first make-up game of the season against Coosa on Friday after the expected rivalry showdown was pushed back due to Rockmart’s basketball playoff games.
The Eagles swooped in last Friday evening to take an exciting 2-1 win after pulling out runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Coosa intentionally walked senior Jack Haney during his final at-bat, which got him on base before the game got away from the Eagles and swung toward the Bulldogs.
Easton Oxenrider then came to the plate and got a hit that brought in Haney for the score and the Bulldogs win.
The Bulldogs have a busy week ahead. After press time on Monday, they hosted Haralson County (1-0,) then Tuesday were expected to play against Chattooga at home in a rematch against the Indians, both games depending on the forecast.
Later in the week the Bulldogs have additional games on the schedule on the road against the Eagles Friday, then will head to Rockmart for the first of two rival games this season next Tuesday.
The Bulldogs will get to host the postponed rivalry matchup on March 26 at 6 p.m.