High School Softball

Lady Indians improve to 6-1 with win over Whitewater

alt


East Coweta's softball team built a big lead Tuesday at Whitewater and then held off a final rally by the Lady Wildcats en route to a 6-4 victory while improving its early-season record to 6-1.

The Lady Indians outhit Whitewater 11-4 and scored in every inning except the second to take 6-0 lead before surrendering all four runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Hailey Baswell led East Coweta at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double in the seventh. She also drove in a run.

Atop the order, Shemiah Sanchez, and Madison Carter each had two hits in the Lady Indians No. 1 and No. 2 spots, with Sanchez also posting a double.

Carter, Kelly Lynch and Rachel Vaughn each came through with RBIs.

Morgan Goree struck out nine while pitching six scoreless innings before running into trouble in the seventh. She allowed three hits, but walked six.

Rachel Vaughn came in to close the game with one out in the seventh after Whitewater had closed its deficit to 6-2. Vaughn allowed just one hit and struck out a batter.

East Coweta hosts McIntosh today at 5 p.m.

NEWNAN, NORTHGATE RAINED OUT: The skies over Newnan's softball field gave way to a downpour that washed out Wednesday's scheduled non-region game against Pike County. An earlier JV game had already been delayed by lightning.

Northgate also had its non-region game against Whitewater rained out on Wednesday.

The Lady Vikings host Woodland-Henry in a Region 4-AAAAA game today before hosting Newnan on Monday.



More Sports

NTH All-County Girls Lacrosse

Robertson, Coe share top honors in strong year for Lady Vikings

Northgate’s girls lacrosse team proved last year’s Coweta Cup championship wasn’t a fluke during the 2015 high school seas ... Read More


Coweta Sports Digest

Pittman helps Mercer reach NCAA Regionals

Morgan Pittman accepted an invitation to return to East Coweta last year during its annual Junior Indians Baseball Camp as one of several al ... Read More


High School Soccer

ECHS, Newnan prominent on All-Region 3-AAAAAA teams

East Coweta and Newnan soccer lineups are well represented on boys and girls All-Region 3-AAAAAA teams. For the girls, Newnan junior Carolin ... Read More


College Golf

Trevor Smith, Coastal Georgia win second straight national golf title

Newnan graduate Trevor Smith helped lead Coastal Georgia to its second straight NAIA National Men's Golf Championship at the Hills Course in ... Read More


College Softball

Coweta standouts contributing in NCAA Tournament

Former Northgate softball standout Ansley Smith and her Kentucky teammates face must-win situations today against Southeastern Conference ri ... Read More

Major League Baseball

Smith suspended 8 games as debate renewed about 'substance' rule for pitchers

Will Smith was back in the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen Friday night at Turner Field. But not after the Newnan pitcher's world got flipped and ... Read More