Rome baseball certainly has offensive prowess. On Tuesday, it just took some time to arrive.
The Wolves rode Bradon Hyde's pitching for most of the game before scoring 12 runs in the fifth and sixth to defeat Model, 13-3, via run rule in six innings at Legion Field.
It was Rome's first official game after playing a scrimmage against Armuchee last week.
"I think the team played well in all three phases, and it is exciting when you can do that," Rome coach Michael Dougherty said. "We did good things when we needed to, which is promising early in the season."
Hyde went all six innings, allowing two earned runs and recording six strikeouts.
Both Xavier Roberts and Knox Kadum were able to record two hits and four RBIs. In all, seven different Rome players recorded a hit, most of them coming during the fifth and sixth innings.
Rome plays again this Thursday when it hosts Pepperell, while Model hosts Christian Heritage on Saturday.
Tennis: Rome sweeps Trion
Rome tennis pulled off its first sweep of the season, as the boys and girls both beat Trion on Tuesday afternoon.
The Wolves defeated Trion 3-2, including Rome's No. 1 singles player Jarred Jones winning 6-0, 6-2.
The Rome No. 3 player William Hucks won 6-1, 6-1, and the doubles team of Jarred Swanson and Brendon Jarvis won via third set tiebreaker, 6-4, 3-6, (10-7)
The Lady Wolves made easy work of Trion with a 4-1 win, including No. 1 singles player Celine Chan winning 6-0, 6-2.
Rome's other singles players, Morgan Padgett and Nigara Nizamidin won, as well as the No. 2 doubles team of Elizabeth Everhart and Lava McCurry.
Rome tennis, both boys and girls, play again when they host Rockmart on Thursday at 4 p.m.
The matches will be held at the new Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.