Prep Baseball

East Coweta heads into playoffs, sweeps Westake

by Staff Reports

The top-ranked East Coweta Indians head into next week’s playoffs fresh off a sweep of Westlake in the Region 3-AAAAAA action.

East Coweta finished off the Lions Thursday afternoon with an 11-1 victory over Westlake in the final game of the three-game series in a game called after five innings

The Indians, who jumped into the top spot the Georgia Dugout Club Association Class AAAAAA poll last week, finished the regular season with a 23-2 overall record and a 13-1 mark in league play.

East Coweta out-hit the Lions 8-3 in its last regular-season game and also took advantage of five errors by the Lions.

The Indians used three pitchers en route to the win.

Jay Mann pitched two innings and struck put three and Brandon Ruston also pitched two innings and finished with two strikeouts. Zach McCurry also pitched an inning.

The Indians broke the game open with six runs in the bottom of the second inning. They also added two runs in the second inning and two runs in the fourth innings and one in the fifth to pull away from the Lions.

Westlake managed to score its only run of the game in the third.

Lead-off hitter Jordan Lewis paced the offense with a 2-for-3 performance and two RBI. He doubled and singled and also got hit by a pitch. Tim Manning also had two RBI for en route to the Indians’ win. He singled and reached on an error.

Cole Antmann singled twice and also drove in a run for the Indians. Jon Banks, Blake Lorow, Travis Williams and Bryce Gemmel also drove in runs.

East Coweta will be at home for the first-round of the playoffs starting next Friday when it plays the No. 4-seed team out of Region 2-AAAAAA.

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