MARIETTA — Down to its final three outs and struggling again offensively through six innings on the road in Region 2-7A play, East Coweta managed to break through with five of its seven hits in a seven-run rally that allowed the Indians to complete a comeback in a 7-1 win over Wheeler on Tuesday.
Jacob Howell kept the Indians in a 1-0 deficit, going six innings and allowing an unearned run on four hits with five strikeouts.
Wheeler starter Lee Giannoni, meanwhile, put up zeroes through six but couldn’t finish out a potential victory in the final inning.
Eight consecutive batters reached in the top of the seventh, with East Coweta taking the only lead it needed on Caleb Cashion’s RBI triple following a leadoff walk to Jordan Kenty and a single by Logan Frady.
After Jeff Sangster was plunked to put runners back on first and second, Tony Player, Nico Senese and Ryan Dyal followed through with consecutive singles to the outfield to extend the lead to 7-1.
East Coweta turned to junior Austin Bunn to close out the win, but while having to work through a bases-loaded jam with no outs following a leadoff error and consecutive singles from Wheeler.
Bunn induced three straight flyouts to close out the win and keep the Indians (11-5, 5-0) undefeated in 2-7A.
Indians 7, Wildcats 1
East Coweta 000 000 7 — 7 6 2
Wheeler 000 001 0 — 1 6 3
WP — Austin Bunn
LP — Lee Giannoni
2B — Wheeler: Josh Musser, Brian Yapkowitz
3B — East Coweta: Caleb Cashion