High School Softball
Northgate, Newnan cruise to region wins
Northgate's softball team has gotten off to a solid week so far, outscored a pair of opponents 22-0 over consecutive days.
After defeating East Coweta 6-0 Monday afternoon, Northgate its their bats going Tuesday with a 16-0 win over Region 4-AAAAA foe Mt. Zion Tuesday, in a game that lasted just three innings.
Northgate knocked off the Lady Bulldogs in with Haley Flood striking out four in two innings work. Senior Casey Kent also got a chance to pitch an inning and struck out two.
The Lady Vikings offense exploded for nine hits.
Brenna Skalski, Jessica Cochran, Jenna Pealor and McKenzie McCloud each drove in two runs.
Raegan Kinch, Jordan Hamilton, Brittany Futral, and Kat Davenport drove in a run each.
Against East Coweta on Monday, the Northgate softball team held the East Coweta Lady Indians to just three hits and shutout their county foes 6-0.
Northgate scored four runs in the third and two in the sixth to top the Lady Indians on the road in Sharpsburg The Lady Vikings took advantage of two errors against the Lady Indians and scored three unearned en route to the win.
Northgate scored two of its six runs with heads up base running. Skalski stole home in the third and Jessica Hoauk stole home in the sixth to account for runs.
Long, Kat Davenport, and Reagan Kinsch each had RBIs.
McKenzie Peace pitched four innings and struck out three for the Lady Vikings. Flood gave just one hit in three innings of work.
Despite the loss, Morgan Goree pitched four innings and struck out three. East Coweta's Kaylin Wall also struck out a batter.
Shemiah Sanchez, McKahia Freeman and Reba Jones each had a hit for the Lady Indians.
East Coweta was scheduled to resume Region 3-AAAAAA play on Tuesday at Langston Hughes. A score was unavailable at deadline.
NEWNAN 10, WESTLAKE 0, six innings:
The Lady Cougars rolled to a 10-0 victory over Westlake in Atlanta on Tuesday in a Region 3-AAAAAA contest that lasted six innings.
Newnan jumped on top of Westlake with two runs in the first inning, and one in the second before breaking it open with five runs in fourth and two in the fifth.
Emily Allen earned the shutout with a solid five-inning performanc , allowing just three hits and striking out four.
Chaycie Goggins had the big blow in the fourth inning for the Lady Cougars with an RBI double to help break the game open.
She and teammate Lindsay Stewart each had three RBIs. Leslie Davis and Arden Jobe each drove in a run.