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East Coweta rolls to first-round win


  • By Rebecca Leftwich
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  • Oct. 03, 2018 - 3:00 PM


BY DOUG GORMAN

dgorman@newnan.com

East Coweta set the tone early in its first-round Region 2 7A against Westlake pushing 15 runs across the plate in the top of the first inning before the Lady Lions recorded their first out.

The dominating performance allowed head coach Franklin DeLoach to experiment with his lineup bringing several players off the bench.

East Coweta stole several bases early and batted around twice in the first inning before the Lady Lions were eventually able to retire the side.

Every member of the Lady Indians started lineup reached base at least once in the bottom of the first.

Aniston Wright started the game from the pitching circle for Lady Indians and pitched the first two innings Wright pitched around one walk in the first inning and struckout the side.

Jaliyah Holmes pitched the last inning for the Lady Indians and despite walking two batters, she also struck out the side.

The Lady Indians’ spread the offensive wealth in the easy victory against Westlake, including a triple from Ansley Gunter to push across to of the runs in the inning.

Keandie Cooper added two base hit and scored twice.

Caison Byers also had a double in the game.

East Coweta entered the region tournament with a 21-2 record. At one time, the defending Class 7 A champions rolled off 52 straight victories dating back to last year.

The streak ended at one weekend tournament when the Lady Indians lost to both Loganville and Jones County.

Since then, the Lady Indians are back on a winning streak, rolling off five in a row, including a 14-0 victory over Newnan in the regular season meeting between the two teams.

Lady Indians 16,

Lady Lions 0

Westlake         000—000

East Coweta 15 1 X—16 7 0

W—Aniston Wright