Prep Softball Roundup: Northgate, East Coweta pick up wins
From Staff Reports
For the second time in a week, Northgate’s softball team put together an emotional victory against a Region foe from Henry County.
But this time, Andie Martin made sure the International Tiebreaker wasn’t involved in the outcome.
The win improves Northgate’s record to 7-2 and extends a seven-game win streak heading into next Tuesday’s region game at Creekside.
The latest victory came after Martin made a key tag on Ola’s Demi Hammond in the top of the seventh to give Northgate a chance to walk off a winner. Hammond’s two-out, RBI-double off Lady Viking starter Carleigh Myatt — who was otherwise solid in a five-strikeout effort — took the wind out of Northgate’s sails for a moment.
Ola’s only other run came in the top of the first off a passed ball, with Myatt allowing just four hits through her first six innings of work.
Northgate took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, getting a one-out double from senior Katie Burns that scored junior Casey Kent, who walked. Burns moved to third on Myatt’s sacrifice bunt and scored when Stephanie Brown came through with an RBI single for a 2-1 lead.
The Lady Vikings finished with 11 hits led by Martin’s 3-for-4 effort. Skalski, Burns and Brown each went 2-for-3 while Pealor accounted for Northgate’s other hit.
• East Coweta 15, Tri-Cities 0 (3 innings)
The East Coweta softball team opened its Region 3-AAAAAA schedule Thursday night with a 15-0 victory over Tri-Cities in a game called after three innings.
East Coweta opened the scoring with six runs in the bottom of the first and seven in the second to pull away from Tri-Cities.
The Lady Indians closed out the scoring with two runs in the third to enact the 15-run mercy rule after three innings.
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East Coweta finished the game with eight hits. The Lady Indians took advantage of several Tri-Cities errors in en route to the win.
Kayla Turner was the winning pitcher, going two innings and striking out five. She also led the offensive attack with two hits and four RBIs.
Katelyn Bedrosian also had an RBI to help led the offense.
East Coweta improved its record to 10-3 overall and 1-0 in league play.