August 24, 2017

Indians double up Braves in cold conditions

Brave third baseman Trey Alford goes for the tag on an East Coweta runner during Wednesday's game (Photo: Gary Jones)

Brave third baseman Trey Alford goes for the tag on an East Coweta runner during Wednesday’s game (Photo: Gary Jones)

(Sharpsburg, GA) — The East Coweta Indians from Class AAAAAAA scored an 8-4 win over the Braves in cold and windy conditions Wednesday afternoon in Coweta County.

Temperatures hovered around 40 degrees at game time with winds that contributed to poor defensive play by both squads.

The Braves led 1-0 and 4-3 before the Indians would score five over the last three innings to get the win.

The top of the order had a nice day for the Braves offensively as Logan Ward, Dale Thornhill, and Lee Kay each tallied two hits and scored a run. Ward and Kay each doubled, and Kay’s three RBI’s moved him into the team lead with 20 for the season.

Auston Wilson started the game and pitched well allowing just two earned runs over four plus innings but four additional unearned runs would be the difference in the game. A.J. Head and Trey Alford pitched the rest of the way with neither allowing an earned run.

It was an extra special day for the East Coweta community as they honored two-year-old Korbyn Daniel Martinez, a leukemia patient and nephew of an Indian coach.

Over $2,000 was raised for the young toddler’s medical expenses including a donation from Heard County High School presented by Coach Trent Bianco and HCHS principal Brent Tisdale.

Coach Bianco’s squad will return home to HCHS Friday afternoon (5:30 PM) to host Whitefield Academy in the last non-region contest before Region 5-AA play kicks off next week.

The Braves (8-5,0-0) will host Lamar County on Tuesday before traveling to Barnesville for a doubleheader to finish out the series on Friday.

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