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Rams, Tigers remain in playoff hunt with region wins

COVINGTON — Both Alcovy and Newton trailed their opponent before mounting comebacks to get the win on Tuesday.

Newton was down 5-0 before stunning Luella with six runs for the 6-5 win while the Tigers kept it close before scoring four runs in the fifth for their 6-2 win over Druid Hills.

Newton’s win puts the Rams in a three-way tie for first place with Luella and Lovejoy with all teams having 4-2 records.

Alcovy is in a heated battle with Rockdale as both teams have 3-3 records in Region 2-AAAAAA play.

Newton 6, Luella 5

Luella thought they were in control scoring five runs after two innings of play while holding the Rams to one hit in two innings.

The shutout ended in the bottom of the third inning when MJ Boykin, who led the Rams with three hits, was knocked across the plat by Allen Bowen. Newton made it 5-2 when Shawn Guckenberger’s hit plated Bowen.

Newton took the lead in the fourth inning scoring four runs on three hits making it 6-5. Josh Price scored twice with Boykin and Bowen getting the RBI while Guckenberger got two RBI’s driving Kenny Glover and Mason Calloway home.

Getting two hits for the Rams were Daniel Croom, Glover, Guckenberger, Bowen and Prince as the Rams had 14 hits for the night.

Next game for the Rams will be Friday at 5:30 p.m. when they travel to Rockdale.

Alcovy 6, Druid Hills 2

Dalton Reagin was lights out on the mound giving up three hits while striking out eight batters and not allowing any walks in his six innings of work.

Druid Hills grabbed the early 1-0 lead when Emaeus Thomas singled before eventually scoring in the top half of the first inning.

The Tigers responded with a run of their own as they scored on an RBI single by Nanpon Ross.

Alcovy put the pressure on the Red Devils taking the lead in the fourth as Brock Carter scored on a passed ball. The Tigers padded their lead adding four runs to their tally in the bottom of the fifth to make it 6-1.

A run in the top of the sixth helped Druid Hills close its deficit to 6-2 but Reagin got two to ground out to end the threat. Regain ended the game striking out the final two batters of the game.

The next game for the Tigers will be on Friday at 5:30 p.m. as they host Morrow.