Busy weekend for LaGrange

By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor

September 9, 2013

The LaGrange High softball team came into last weekend’s Shaw Invitational having played seven games through the first three weeks of the season.

The Lady Grangers nearly played that many games in just two days in the Shaw tournament in Columbus.

The Lady Grangers played five games on Friday and Saturday, and they won three and lost two, leaving them with a 6-6 record heading into today’s Region 5-AAAA home game against Sandy Creek at 6 p.m.

LaGrange played twice on Friday, and it beat Northside-Columbus 2-1 and Starr’s Mill 5-2.

In the Northside game, LaGrange pitcher Emily Anderson was brilliant, striking out 13 batters while giving up just three hits.

Against Starr’s Mill, the game was tied 1-1 through seven innings, and LaGrange scored four runs in the eighth inning to earn a 5-2 victory.

Anderson pitched all eight innings and finished with five strikeouts while surrendering just three hits.

Lauren Kuerzi and Karsin Spinks each had two hits for LaGrange.

On Saturday, with Anderson taking the day off after pitching 15 innings on Friday, LaGrange won one and lost two.

LaGrange got its third win by outscoring St. Pius X 11-9.

LaGrange banged out 15 hits in the game, and Kuerzi and Taylor Livingston each had three hits.

LaGrange then lost to Effingham County 8-4, with Livingston leading the offensive effort with two hits.

In their final tournament game, the Lady Grangers lost to Lakeview Fort-Oglethorpe 7-4.

LaGrange takes a 2-2 region record into today’s game.