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.
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.
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