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Rockdale Post 77 wins by historic score, 32-0
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Winning 14 straight games is dominating fete in itself. But Post 77 Rockdale took things a step further on Sunday.

Rockdale trounced Post 247 Dawsonville 32-0 for the biggest win in Post 77 history.

"We certainly like to win," Post 77 coach Jack Murphy said. "It goes in the W column but not the way you want to see the game go. You don't really want to do anything like that to somebody, and certainly you don't want it done to you."

Post 77 put up the football-like number thanks to three grand slams, a three-run home run, two two-run homers by Daniel Jackson and a solo home run by Cole Murphy.

"I think they just flat out ran out of pitching," Murphy said.

Dawsonville used seven pitchers overall, including three in one inning.

After getting up big in the 7-inning mercy-rule shortened game, Murphy told his players to slow down the pace but never asked them to stop playing the game the way they knew how.

"We're not going to take balls on base on purpose, but we were going to go station to station," Murphy said. "I'd never tell them to go up there and make outs."

Murphy wasn't expecting anywhere near the rout that Post 77 pulled off, as Rockdale brought three pitchers to the game who didn't play in the field, Rockdale was also short on players.

"Pretty much across the board our players have equal talent; we're a fairly strong team," Murphy said.
That depth has helped lead to Rockdale's undefeated start of the American Legion season.

Dispute the unblemished record, Murphy still isn't 100 percent sure it will lead to continued success through the end of the season, including Tuesday night's matchup against Canton, which finished after press time, and into the state tournament beginning July 26.

"I had a couple of teams start out 17-0, 18-0 and were knocked out of state tournament," Murphy said. "I have had teams go 20 in a row, just dominate and then get knocked out of the state tournament.

"We don't know what we'll have come state time."