By DOUG GORMAN
Northgate pitcher Madison Lumpp fired a one-hitter Tuesday afternoon against visiting Douglas County in a Region 5 6A game and it translated into a 10-0 victory in a game called in five innings by the mercy rule.
With the win, Northgate improved to 11-8 overall and 3-1 in region action. Douglas County dropped to 5-11 and 3-3.
The Lady Vikings built a 7-0 lead after two innings, loading the bases in the first and scoring five times.
Carlie Chastain doubled in the first inning to drive in two runs as part of the Lady Vikings’ early offensive fireworks.
Olivia Cato singled in the second inning to drive in two runs and push the Lady Vikings’ lead to 7-0.
Northgate put an exclamation point on the victory in the fifth inning getting three runs to end the contest.
Alissa Bolinger stepped to the plate in the fifth and drove in three runs with a base hit to end the game.
Lumpp got stronger from the pitching circle as the game went on, striking out seven, including all three batters she faced in the fifth.
Sarah Turi, Cato and Chastain each drove in two runs for the Lady Vikings.
Abbie Anglin also finished with an RBI for the Lady Vikings.
Lady Vikings 10,
Lady Tigers 0
Douglas County 000 00—0 1 4
Northgate 520 03—10 9 0
2B— Carlie Chastain, Natalie Heath
East Coweta rolls to non-region victory: The East Coweta Indians’game offense has operated like a well-oiled machine the last two days, out scoring its opponents, 30-0.
After beating the rival Newnan 14-0 at home on Monday, East Coweta rolled to a 16-0 victory over Wheeler on Tuesday.
With Tuesday’s win, East Coweta improved its overall record to 18-2 and 4-0 in region play.
East Coweta out hit Wheeler 12-0 and won the game in three innings by the mercy rule.
The Lady Indians Aniston Wright and Jaliyah Holmes combined on the no-hitter to lift the Lady Indians to the region win.
Wright pitched two innings and struck out five. Holmes struck out all of the batters she faced in her one inning of work.
After scoring twice in the first, East Coweta broke the game open with 14 runs in the second.
Hannah Miller led the way with three RBIs.
Holmes, Kristen Odum, Caison Byers, and Kylie Ferguson each drove in a pair of runs.
Katie Taylor and Macie Wiggins finished with an RBI each.
Lady Indians 16,
Lady Wildcats 0:
East Coweta 2 14 0—16 12 0
Wheeler 0 0 0—005
2B—Caison Byars 2, Kylie Ferguson, Jaliyah Holmes 2, Hanna Miller