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Rockdale County hired Sabrina Jones as their next head softball coach this week.

CONYERS — After trailing by as many as eight runs early on, the Rockdale County girls softball team rallied for a thrilling 22-10 victory over South Gwinnett Thursday.

The Bulldogs struck for 12 runs in the third inning on aggressive base running. Junior Gabby Woods received the win in the circle and also recorded two hits while junior Sydney Palmer ripped two doubles.

Junior Alexis Jones recorded a single and later scored on an infield the park home run on a deep fly ball to left field. Freshman Nylah Williams put together a perfect 3-for-3 afternoon at the plate while Eyndirrah Jones helped make several defensive stops.

The Bulldogs trailed 8-0 after one half inning before fighting back with six runs of their own in the bottom of the first. After a scoreless second inning, the Bulldogs’ 12-run third gave them an 18-8 lead before finishing the game off with four more runs in the fourth.

The win gives the Bulldogs (2-5, 1-1) their first Region 8-AAAAAAA victory of 2019 under the direction of first-year head coach Sabrina Jones.

Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.