SMYRNA—The East Coweta softball team extended its winning streak to 47 games with an 11-1 victory on the road against Region 2 7A opponent Campbell on Wednesday in a game called after five innings by the mercy rule.
With the victory, the Lady Indians improved their record to 11-0 overall and 2-0 in region play.
Campbell kept the game close against the defending Class 7A state champions for the first four four innings.
The Lady Indians only led 2-0 heading into the fifth, but broke the game open in the top of the inning after pushing nine runs across the plate.
Campbell added its only run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, but after the Lady Indians pitched out of the inning, the game ended with the mercy rule.
East Coweta pitcher Ansley Gunter pitched and hit her way to helping the Lady Indians extend the winning streak that started last year with the undefeated state championship season.
From the pitching circle, Gunter allowed just two hits and struck out five. She also doubled and drove in one of the Lady Indians’ run.
Kenadie Cooper also had two hits, including a double with one run scored.
Leadoff hitter Carmen Prior finished the game with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.
Kelley Lynch also drove in a pair of runs.
Ansley Duffey, Anniston Wright, Hanna Miller and Ashleigh Griffin also contributed to the Lady Indians’ offense with RBIs.
Lady Indians 11,
Lady Spartans 1, five innings
East Coweta 000 29 — 11 11 1
Campbell 000 01 — 1 2 4
WP — Aniston Wright
2B: East Coweta: Kenadie Cooper, Ansley Gunter
PIKE COUNTY 7, NEWNAN 6, eight innings
The Lady Cougars, who are ranked No. 6 in Class 7A dropped a tough 7-6 decision on the road at Pike County, a ranked program in Class AAA.
The game ended on a walkoff in the eighth inning.
Lady Cougars outhit Pike behind four hits from senior Hailey Bloom and junior Ansley Houston, who took a tough luck loss on an unearned run in the eighth.
Newnan tied the game with an unearned run in the top of the seventh and then held to send the game to the International tiebreaker.
Kylee Housman plated the game-winner for Pike County on a bunt attempt in the eighth inning.
Danielle Curlee also had two hits including an RBI double that pulled Newnan within a 6-5 deficit. Houston’s one-out triple to left got a tying rally started in the seventh.
Houston added a game-tying RBI single in the fifth that scored K.K. Madrey following her leadoff walk.
Newnan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on RBI hits from Bloom and Reagen London before pushing the lead to three runs on Curlee’s sacrifice fly in the third.
Lady Pirates 7, Lady Cougars 6, eight innings
Newnan 201 010 20 — 6 14 2
Pike County 004 020 01 — 7 9 3
WP — Maddie Kirksey
LP — Ansley Houston
2B — Newnan: Ansley Houston, Danielle Curlee