Newnan no-hits Pebblebrook
Lady Vikings rally for walk-off win
The Northgate Lady Vikings and the Starr's Mill Lady Panthers exchanged leads four times Thursday in a fierce battle between Region 4-AAAAA foes.
But in the end, it was Northgate's offensive fireworks in the bottom of the seventh that made the difference en route to the Lady Vikings 9-8 walkoff victory.
Northgate improved to 9-3 and 4-1, while Starr's Mill dropped to 4-4 and 1-2.
With the game tied 8-8 after the Lady Panthers tied things up for a final time in the top of the seventh, Lady Viking Jessica Cochran led off the bottom of the inning with a single and went to second on Jordan Hamilton's sacrifice bunt. Dani Mitchell then came into the game to pinch run for Cochran and went to third on a wild pitch. When the Starr's Mill throw got away, Mitchell was able to come home with the game winning run.
The Lady Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but it didn't last long as the Lady Vikings tied the game with their first run of the contest in the bottom of the second.
Starr's Mill added two more runs in the top of the second to take a 3-1 lead. The Lady Vikings jumped back in control with three runs in the bottom of the third inning to grab a 4-3 lead.
After the Lady Panthers jumped back in control with three more runs in the top of the fifth to take a 6-4 lead, the Lady Vikings pushed for more runs across the plate in bottom of the fifth for an 8-6 lead.
Starr's Mill added single runs to tie the game in the sixth and seventh before Northgate set up its rally.
The Lady Vikings outhit Starr's Mill 9-8 and overcame five errors.
Carley Alderman finished the game with two hits and four RBIs. Alyssa Allen added three hits and also had an RBI.
Ebonne Echols also added two hits and drove in a run. Lauren Deloach also finished with an RBI.
Kaitlin Bailey went the distance, giving up 11 hits, striking out two and walking none.
NEWNAN 15, PEBBLEBROOK 0: The Lady Cougars moved to 7-4 and 2-0 in Region 3-AAAAA play with a 15-0 win in a game called after three innings.
All nine Pebblebrook outs came on strikes.
Tori Loveless and Addie Andrews combined on the no hitter, with Loveless striking out all six batters she faced in two innings and Andrew all three in her one inning of work.
Newnan scored five runs in the first, three in the second and seven in the third.
The Lady Cougars also pounded out 10 hits.
Maysen Willard had three RBIs from the leadoff spot. Arden Jobe and Jamia Berry also drove in two runs each.
Hannah Scarbrough, Andrews, Loveless, Lauren Ferguson, Lesley Davis, and Francis Arnall also had RBIs.