Cedartown Bulldogs Downs Haralson County, 6-2

The Cedartown Bulldogs opened their 2017 season with a win over former region foe Haralson County, 6-2.

The Rebels would get on the board first as Haralson took an early lead in the second inning, thanks to a two out solo home run by Treylon Sheppard.

Casey Newsome would lead off the bottom of the second with a double and C.J. Robinson would drive him in on an RBI single to tie the game 1-1.

In the bottom of the third, freshman Griffin Elders picked up his first varsity hit to lead off the inning.

After Miles Minge reached on an error and advanced Elders to second, starting pitcher Dalton Prince hit a sacrifice fly to right that sent Elders to third base.

Jack Haney would follow with a sacrifice fly to deep center that easily scored Elders to put the Dawgs in front 2-1.

On the mound, Prince would shut down the Rebels, giving up only the one run on the second inning solo home run by Sheppard.

Prince went 4 2/3 innings, with two strikeouts, one walk, and surrendering only three hits.

Casey Newsome would hit his second base hit of the day to lead off the bottom of the 4th.

With one out, C.J. Robinson would also pick up his second hit, sending Newsome to second.

Henley Hays would get into the action, pounding an RBI double to left center to drive home Newsome.

Leading 3-1, Rockmart transfer Will Sanders singled in Robinson, and a throwing error allowed Hays to score.

Next up, Miles Minge would drive in Sanders, giving Cedartown a 6-1 lead.

Prince would give way to Henley Hays on the mound, after throwing 55 pitches.

Hays, through 1 1/3 innings, would allow just one hit and an unearned run.

In the 7th, Miles Minge would earn the save with two strikeouts, as the Dawgs win 6-2.

Cedartown with 6 runs on 9 hits and 1 error.

Haralson County scored 2 runs, held to only 4 hits and committed two errors.

The Dawgs host the Rockmart Yellow Jackets on Thursday at 5:30.