By THE NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD|Oct. 01, 2019 – 10:20 PM

The Newnan Lady Cougars scored early and often in Tuesday’s Region 2-7A tournament opener against Campbell en route to a 17-2 victory in a game called after three innings by the mercy rule.

After spotting Campbell a run in the top of the first, the Lady Cougars dominated the rest of the way.

Newnan scored 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning to put the game out of reach.

The Lady Cougars added two runs each in the second and third.

Campbell pushed its last run across the plate in its half of the third.

Ansley Houston pitched two innings and struck out five. Megan Smith tossed the last inning for the Lady Cougars.

There was plenty of offensive firepower for the Lady Cougars as they spread the wealth with 13 hits.

Reagen London had a home and drove in three RBIs as part of the Lady Cougars’ winning effort.

Newnan also enjoyed plenty of offensive punch from the top of the order as the first three spots in the line up, Kaylen Madrey, Alex Williams and Caroline Strickland each had two hits.

Strickland finished the game with three RBIs and Madrey two.

Williams also drove in a run.

In addition to picking up the win from the pitching circle, Houston also had an RBI.

Lily Meuninick finished with a pair of RBIs.

Rachel Gordon reached on two base hits and drove in a run.

Newnan advanced to the winners’ bracket of the tournament and will face East Coweta (separate story) Wednesday at 6:30.

East Coweta beat Westlake 12-0 in its first round game.

Westlake will meet Campbell at 4:30 in the loser’s bracket.

C—101—212

N—1322—17131

W—Ansley Houston

L—Skylar James