Spring Sports

Six-run outburst helps keep Indians undefeated

Unlike its season opening win on Tuesday, East Coweta’s bats needed a bit longer to get going in its home debut against South Forsyth.

But once the Indians’ offense got going, there was no turning back in a 6-2 victory on Thursday.

East Coweta, now 2-0, returns to the diamond on Tuesday at home against Lamar County in a non-region game.

Starting pitcher Dalton Chocallo withstood a poor defensive outing in the field from his teammates to hold South Forsyth to two unearned runs on four hits, six errors and a walk over five innings before the Indians rallied with a six-run outburst in the fifth.

Cary Holloway’s two-run double with one out tied the game and opened up the floodgates for East Coweta, which followed with consecutive RBI singles from Cam Smith and Bryce Gemmel, the latter plating pinch runner Makenzie Martin and Smith to jump ahead 5-2.

The rally started when catcher Austin Jones was hit by a pitch to put the lead runner on.

Meyer, who homered twice in Tuesday’s 8-5 victory over Northgate, capped off the inning with a double to centerfield that gave the Indian starting third baseman five RBIs in his opening two games of the season .

Chocallo did his part, working himself out of a jam in the top of the first by picking up a strikeout and an inning-ending groundout following a single and an error.

South Forsyth threatened while putting runners on in each of its first five at bats, finally breaking through in the third with two singles and an error.

Both teams finished with four hits.

Meyer took over on the mound for two shutout innings of relief and working out of trouble in the seventh after plunking a pair of South Forsyth batters after retiring the side in order the previous inning.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Northgate 14, Pace Academy 8: The Lady Vikings picked up their first win of the season at home. No other information was available at deadline.

(Coaches are encouraged to report results to the Times-Herald sports department by e-mail at sports@newnan.com or through Twitter (@nthsports)



More Sports

Swords barely misses cut at USGA Girls Amateur

Newnan golfer Annie Swords was unable to hang around for match play at this year’s USGA Girls Amateur. While making her third trip in ... Read More


Area Golf Digest

Cameron Daniel wins division at Hurricane Junior event

Cameron Daniel kept a title close to home as the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour hosted a two-day tournament last weekend at Canongate-on-White O ... Read More


Area triathlete training to compete in XTERRA World Championships

When Robbie Dunlap is on his mountain bike, running long distances or diving into the water for a swim, he is in a world of his own. The 23- ... Read More


Hall of Fame internship combines history, baseball

Christian Stegall may have connected with the grand slam of all internships — at least for any baseball fan or history buff. The honor ... Read More


Local Racing

Johnson claims first checkered flag of season

Consistency is often the name of the game in racing. There’s nobody who knows that more than Senoia’s Tina Johnson. Johnson is o ... Read More

Senoia Raceway looks to put off-week in rear-view mirror

Last Saturday, regular drivers at Senoia Raceway spoke for their disdain for the Jewel Series double-features through their absence at the 3 ... Read More