Tigers outlast Grangers

By Kevin Eckleberry

March 5, 2014

Tristain Daugherty was terrific for the LaGrange Grangers on Wednesday.

Unfortunately for the Grangers, Harris County’s Casey Cobb was even better.

Cobb gave up three hits to lead Harris County to a 2-0 home victory over LaGrange.

Daugherty was the tough-luck loser.

He pitched into the seventh inning before giving way to Sam Hacker, and head coach Todd Herrington said he was terrific.

“He was really good today,” Herrington said. “Today may have been the best I’ve seen him. His ball was moving a lot. He had a lot of sink on his fastball. He was throwing his changeup really well. He kept them off-balance.”

Harris County scored an unearned run in the first inning, and it didn’t score again until the seventh inning.

Cobb, who improved to 3-0, “was pumping it in there pretty good” according to Herrington.

“We didn’t strike out a lot, but we popped up a lot, and we never made that adjustment to try to hit it on the ground,” Herrington said. “We hit a few on the ground, but just not enough. He beat us.”

NO-HITTER FOR TROUP: In junior-varsity baseball on Wednesday, Troup’s Colby Bridwell threw a seven-inning no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over LaGrange.

Bridwell out-dueled LaGrange’s C.J. Harman, who also pitched a complete game.

Craig Garner, Troup’s varsity coach, said Bridwell is healthy after overcoming some injury issues.

“This summer, he ended up getting hurt two or three times. He couldn’t pitch a whole lot,” Garner said. “He’s just now these last two weeks starting to get back in the form he had last year.”

Garner said Bridwell could end up pitching for the varsity team later this season.