Prep Softball: Lady Cougars cruise to second straight win
From Staff Reports
The Newnan High softball team has already begun to put some distance between itself and last week’s tough loss to rival East Coweta.
The Lady Cougars capped off back-to-back victories in consecutive days on Tuesday, dominating Westlake 14-2 in four innings behind the pitching of Emily Allen while wearing throwback jerseys and old-fashioned shorts on an evening where the program held its annual alumni slow-pitch game.
Monday’s trip to LaGrange provided a chance for Newnan (6-7, 2-1 Region 3-AAAAAA) to get back on track following consecutive losses last week by a combined three runs. On Monday, the team jumped out to a five-run lead and were able to finish off the Lady Grangers in a 6-3 victory behind solid pitching from sophomore Toni Loveless.
Loveless had four innings where she threw five or less pitches and Abbie Garner’s RBI double helped give Newnan a lead for good after falling behind 1-0 early.
The Lady Cougars scored six unanswered runs with Shania Colton and Sydney Garmany also plating runs in the victory.
Newnan returns to Region 3-AAAAAA play on Thursday, hosting Tri-Cities on Senior Night before playing three games over two days in this weekend’s Trojan Slam in Carrollton.
Northgate 15, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 0 (3 innings)
Lady Vikings senior pitcher Carleigh Myatt pitched a perfect-game in the Region 4-AAAAA victory, retiring all nine batters she faced, six of which by strikeouts.
Northgate (12-2, 5-0), which travels to play East Coweta tonight at 6 p.m., finished with eight hits, two of which came from Jenna Pealor on a night where 17 Lady Vikings saw action. Pealor tripled and scored in the victory.
Brittany Futral went 1-for-2 with a triple and three RBIs. McKenzie Peace, Stephanie Brown and Hannah Edge each drove in a pair of runs. Kasey Kent went 1-for-1 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Heading into today’s third meeting between East Coweta and Northgate, both lineups have traded victories with the Lady Indians winning 4-1 on Aug. 15 at ECHS and the Lady Vikings winning 2-0 at home.