Wildcats lose late lead


Rockmart took advantage of three errors in the inning and scored three times in the bottom of the seventh Monday night for a come-from-behind win over visiting Woodland, 4-3.


The Jackets managed only one hit in the game — an RBI single in the third inning that gave Rockmart a 1-0 lead at the time.


Woodland — who only managed three hits in the game — took a 2-1 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth on RBI singles by Dylan Webb and Garrett Cornett. Cornett finished the game with two hits including a double.


The go-ahead runs came after Woodland head coach Colby Coursey was ejected in the third inning for disagreeing with the home plate umpire's strike zone.


The Wildcats added a third run in the top of the seventh on Koby Stansel’s sacrifice fly that gave Woodland a 3-1 lead prior to the Rockmart comeback.


The loss spoiled a solid six innings by starter Kenny Jinks (4 IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 7BB, 4K) and Tyler Dilcher (2 IP, 0R, 0H, 1BB, 2K) in relief. Despite the walks, Jinks often pitched out of jams. Seth McGill and Stansel both pitched in the ill-fated seventh.


The Yellow Jackets evened their season record at 1-1.


Woodland (0-2) plays at Armuchee Tuesday at 4 p.m. and will host games with South Paulding and Central-Carroll Saturday starting at 11 a.m.

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