LOGANVILLE -- Rockdale's American Legion baseball team had been off to a nearly perfect start this summer, winning games convincingly. Wednesday against Loganville, Post 77 proved it has no problem winning the close ones as well.
Stewart Spence had a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning and Cody Wofford pitched three hitless innings in Rockdale's 6-5 victory.
Rockdale (22-1) led 2-0 early in the game, but Loganville scored four times in the sixth inning off Logan Smith to grab a 5-2 lead.
"The stats looked bad, (but) he only gave up five hits, and really we kind of misplayed a couple -- they count as hits. We made a big error that gave up a run," said Rockdale coach Jack Murphy. "Logan deserved better than that. It's not indicative of how he pitched."
The Post 77 offense picked up Smith with rallies in both the seventh and eighth. Jeremy Sparks had a run-scoring double and Wofford added an RBI-single in the seventh to make it 5-4, then Spence delivered his big hit in the eighth.
That was plenty for Wofford, the team's closer. The right-hander struck out three in a dominant performance that kept Post 77 unbeaten in area play.
"Cody ... we kind of only wanted to use him for an inning, maybe two because he hadn't pitched a lot," Murphy said. "He's our closer, we like to get the lead late and get him in there. Cody brings it, he throws hard. That Loganville team, they are tough. Since we saw them the first game of the season to where they're at (now), they've improved 100 percent. They get any better we're all going to be in trouble."
With an already-wet field and more rain in the forecast, Rockdale postponed its Thursday doubleheader with Buford at Henson Carr Legion Field. Post 77 will travel to Peachtree City for a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.