It was a special evening Friday night for Head Coach Franklin DeLoach at the East Coweta Lady Indians.
They swept a doubleheader, welcomed back one of their own and celebrated a career of one of their best.
In the opening game, the Lady Indians disposed of the Troup County Lady Tigers 8-0 in four innings. Karlie Gutierrez and Emma Elrod went a combined 4-for-5 with 5 RBI to propel the East Coweta offense.
In the circle, Hannah Stubbs and Taylor Beigle combined to shut out the Lady Tigers.
The night's second game was against the Trinity Christian Lady Lions and their first-year head coach, Katey Lynch. Coach Lynch was a 2015 graduate of East Coweta and was a double-hitting machine during her career.
The Indians recognized Coach Katey’s sister, Kelley, who was inducted into the East Coweta Wall-of-Fame between games. Coach Lynch read Kelley's thank you message during the presentation. Kelley is currently a sophomore at the University of Washington.
Trinity Christian Head Coach Katey Lynch, her mom Jan, and East Coweta Athletic Director Hap Hines with Kelley Lynch’s Wall-of-Fame Plaque. (Photo by Tammy McCracken)
After the ceremonies, the Lady Indians got a five-inning perfect game from Jaliyah Holmes to defeat Trinity Christian 10-0. She also struck out 13 in the effort.
Bailee Echols and Elrod both homered for the Lady Indians.
East Coweta, who improved to 12-1 on the season, travels to Fayetteville on Wednesday afternoon to face the Whitewater Lady Wildcats.