Prep Baseball: Cougars fall to Westlake on Friday the 13th

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Newnan's partial hold on second place in the Region 2-AAAAA baseball standings slipped away on Friday the 13th in a 5-3 loss at Westlake..
The Cougars made at least three errors in the bottom of the first at Westlake and allowed the Lions to grab an early three-run lead and Newnan never fully recovered despite loading the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh.
After plunking a pair of Newnan batters and allowing a hit to Cougar third-baseman Will Dreggors, Westlake starting pitcher Charles Taylor was able to induce a double-play ball before ending the game on a strikeout.
The loss dropped Newnan to 8-3 in the 2-AAAAA standings, a game behind East Coweta, while Westlake improved to 6-5 in the battle for the last of four state playoff berths.
Derrick Nelson went the distance on the mound for the Cougars, allowing five hits and four walks, but also striking out eight Westlake batters. Nelson also had two of Newnan's five hits with Jonathan Swenson also adding another in the loss.
Newnan hosts Creekside today in a non-region game at 3 p.m., before returning to region play on Tuesday at Joe Pope Field against Langston Hughes.

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