The Newnan Cougars needed 13 innings, but after the marathon contest, they stayed unbeaten in Region 2-7A action with 5-4 victory on the road against Wheeler.
With the win, Newnan improved to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in region action.
The Cougars, who haven’t lost in region play since 2016 nearly saw their streak derailed Tuesday night after falling behind 3-2 after three innings.
The Cougars scored twice in the top of the fourth to take a 4-3 lead.
Wheeler tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fifth.
The game remained tied until the top of the 13th when Johnny Cash hit a bloop single with two strikes to bring home the go-ahead run.
Everett Davis doubled in the 13th.
Jake Martin started the game pitching 4 ⅓ innings and striking out four. Jaxon O’Neal struck out five and Logan Hudson five while picking up the win.
Michael Maginnis and Cash each had two hits and an RBI to lead the offense.
Cougars 5, Wildcats 4
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Wheeler—021 010 000 000 0—4112
ARNALL PERFECT FOR HAWKS ON MOUND: Heritage pitcher Henry Arnall pitched a perfect game Tuesday afternoon as the Hawks rolled to a 10-0 victory against Creekside Christian at home.
Arnall enjoyed solid control against the Cougars, striking out five and not allowing a walk.
After a scoreless first inning, the Hawks opened the offensive floodgates with six runs in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth.
The game ended by the mercy rule after the top of the fifth when the Hawks retired the side.
Heritage picked up seven hits and took advantage of eight Creekside errors.
Jacob Rochester led the Hawks’ offense with two hits and three RBI.
Jacob Cackett had two hits and an RBI. Jay Chapman also had two hits.
Hawks 10, Cougars 0
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Heritage School 061 3X —10 7 0
LIONS LET ONE GET AWAY AT PAIDEIA : Tuesday’s game for Trinity might just go down as the one that got away against Paideia.
After building a 9-0 lead with three runs in the top of the second and six in the top of the fifth, it looked like the Lions were in control.
The Pythons, however, rallied with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth and four in the bottom of the sixth.
Brenan Burks and Josh Belflower homered for the Lions.
Belfower finished the game with three RBIs. Stephen Spurgeon also had an RBI.
Trinity’s Kyle Stephenson struck out four, Christian Allen two and Chase Metcalf one.
Pythons 12, Lions 10
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Paideia—000 084 X—12104