High School Softball

Lady Indians rout McIntosh 15-0

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Ashlyn Gunter slides in with a run on a wild pitch during the final inning of a 15-0 victory over McIntosh. East Coweta used 10 walks and four hit batsmen in addition to three extra-bases hits in the rout.

East Coweta made quick work of McIntosh on Thursday at home, scoring 14 runs in its at-bats in a 15-0 victory over the Lady Chiefs.

It could be the Lady Indians' final lopsided victory for a while, though, heading into an upcoming schedule that includes games against Woodstock on Monday and consecutive road trips to Northgate and Heard County on Wednesday and Thursday.

'We play three teams next week that will be tough to get a varsity win against,' East Coweta head coach Franklin DeLoach of the upcoming schedule. 'We've got 15 players, five of them are freshmen, and we've been trotting three of them out there every game. So it'll be a test for us.'

So far, though, ECHS coaches have been pleased with a 7-1 start that has one of the team's ninth graders, Rachel Vaughan, thriving both on the mound and first base. The No. 5 hitter in the order connected for a double while among three extra-base hits in Thursday's win.

Vaughan surrendered two hits and two walks in a shutout effort.

McIntosh pitchers didn't have nearly the same control. The Lady Indians dominated the basepaths by way of 10 walks and four hit-batsmen.

East Coweta senior Katey Lynch went 2-for-3 and helped ignite an extended final rally with a leadoff home-run to open the third.

Lynch later punched in two more runs with an RBI single, as the Lady Indians sent its final 16 to the plate in the final inning.

Shemiah Sanchez drove in East Coweta's first run with an RBI double in the second inning while also plating runs while being hit by a pitch and a bases-loaded walk in the third.

Lindsay Warren walked three times for East Coweta, two with the basesloaded. Madison Carter went 2-for-3 with an walk and an RBI, while Qortini Ware, Jamie Vitale, Ashlyn Gunter plated runs in the victory.

The Lady Chiefs fell to 1-5, having allowed 10 or more runs in five consecutive losses. Former ECHS standout Maggie Morrow, who transferred to McIntosh, had one of her team's two hits.


Ashlyn Gunter slides in with a run on a wild pitch during the final inning of a 15-0 victory over McIntosh. East Coweta used 10 walks and four hit batsmen in addition to three extra-bases hits in the rout.

East Coweta now gears up for a busy week that includes games against Woodstock, Northgate and Heard County.

PHOTO BY JEFFREY LEO



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