High School Baseball

Indians rally back late against Tigers

Two days after a no-hit effort from senior Austin Bellamy in one of East Coweta’s best outings of the 2014 baseball season, Thursday’s victory by the Indians over Douglas County was anything but a breeze.

The Tigers jumped on their visitors for a four-run lead after two innings before East Coweta finally responded for six in its last at bat to pull out a 10-4 victory that was a 180-degree turn from how a three-game Region 3-AAAAAA series began this week.

Looking lifeless while dominated in all phases of Tuesday’s game by East Coweta, Douglas County surged ahead with five hits between the first and second innings to quickly put the Indians on their heels.

Reliever Tyler Exley earned the win in relief for East Coweta, shutting out the Tigers over the final five-plus innings, striking out six without yielding a walk and allowing just three hits.

Early on, Douglas County starting pitcher Tyler Gaines helped himself with an RBI double in the first as the team’s No. 1-4 hitters finished 7-for-15 and drove in all four of the team’s four runs in the loss.

Indians starter Mason Meyer was tagged for all four, three of which were earned, while unable to make it out of the second. East Coweta made four errors in the field following a perfect defensive effort on Tuesday.

But his teammates were finally able to make up for it at the plate, chipping away at the Douglas County lead with two runs in the second and two in the sixth to tie the game.

Senior Cam Smith’s sixth-inning triple with two outs scored Devonte Brown with the game-tying run. The veteran outfielder for the Indians finished 2-for-3 with a team-high 3 RBIs while also tripling home East Coweta’s first run of the game in the top of the third.

The Indians settled for singles the rest of the way including five in the team’s explosive final inning.

Seniors Bryce Gemmel and Matthew Meyer opened the seventh with back-to-back singles to start a rally where seven consecutive Indians reached bases.

Nick Pippen went 2-for-4 with an RBI among seven East Coweta starters that had hits in the victory.

Jaquez Williams came through with a two RBI single in the seventh.

Indians 10, Tigers 4

East Coweta 002 002 6 — 10 9 4

Douglas County 220 000 0 — 4 9 2

WP — Tyler Exley

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