The Adairsville High baseball team has not gotten out to the start in region play that the Tigers were hoping for.
A day after losing to perennial region power Ringgold, Adairsville took another loss Saturday at Coahulla Creek by a score of 9-2.
The loss puts the Tigers at 3-9 overall and 0-3 in Region 6-AAA.
Saturday’s game got off to a rough beginning, as Adairsville allowed eight runs in the first four innings. A three-run first, a one-run second, another three-run third and a one-run fourth made Adairsville have to play catch-up all game.
For Adairsville on the mound, the combination of Garrett Mishoe and Taylor Whitley combined to walk eight batters before the end of the third inning.
Kyler Pelfrey then came on and stemmed the tide for 2.1 innings and allowed just one earned run, but the damage had already been done.
At the plate, Adairsville put a runner on third base with less than two outs in the first inning, but a strikeout spoiled the opportunity.
The Tigers didn’t have much going after that until the fifth inning.
Then, an error put Whitley into scoring position, and he came around on Adairsville’s first hit of the game by Caden Gibbs on an RBI single.
Adairsville then scored again in the sixth when Dylan Hightower singled, advanced on a passed ball and a stolen base, and scored on Halen Huskins’ sacrifice fly.
That would be all the scoring for Adairsville, though, and Coahulla Creek tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth on a passed ball to give the game its final.
Adairsville had just three hits in the game by Hightower, Gibbs and Michael Cook.
The Tigers will look to get the bats going in their next game Tuesday at home against Haralson County.