Playing in their home and Region 4-AAA, sub-region ‘B’ opener on Tuesday, the Rockmart Lady Jackets lost in extra innings to Central-Carroll, 4-3.
Since moving into region four last year, the Lady Jackets and Lady Lions have played three times, with two games going into extra innings.
On Tuesday, it was Central-Carroll that pulled out the exciting win.
In the top of the eighth inning with one out, Jordyn Scott hit a double to drive in a run and give Central-Carroll a 3-2 lead. Logan Wood followed with an infield single that scored Scott to push the Lady Lions lead to 4-2.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Regan Whitaker grounded out to move Anne Marie Robinson to third base. Jana Cannon then grounded out to second base, scoring Robinson.
However, that would be the only run that the Lady Jackets would score in the extra frame.
Central-Carroll had scored first in the game when they took advantage of some defensive miscues by Rockmart.
In the top of the second inning, Rockmart had a Lady Lions player in a run down between third base and home. Rockmart would botch the run down attempt, allowing the run to score. A passed ball by the catcher would allow a second run to score in the inning.
Rockmart (5-4, 0-1) scored their two runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Rebecca Argo opened the frame with a bunt single. Cassidy Faulk followed with another bunt single to place runners on first and second. Baylee Williams then drew a walk to load the bases with no outs.
Morgan Thompson then stepped to the plate and hit a two-run single to center field to tie the game.
Despite having two runners still on base with no outs, Rockmart would fail to score any more runs.
Rockmart also had two runners on base in the fourth and fifth innings, but couldn’t push across the go-ahead run in either inning.
Thompson finished 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Lady Jackets while Cannon went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Williams, Faulk, Argo and Robinson each added one hit.
The Lady Jackets play again on Thursday at Haralson County at 5:30 p.m.