LaGrange thumps Hardaway
by By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
The LaGrange Lady Grangers are about to get really busy.
The Lady Grangers came into Wednesday’s game against Hardaway having played five games all season.
They’ll play that many games this weekend alone in a tournament hosted by Shaw High in Columbus.
LaGrange will play five more games in the Callaway Invitational at Shuford Fields the following weekend, and there will be a handful of region games throw in there as well.
LaGrange head coach Jan Jones figures that’s exactly what her team, which improved to 2-4 with a 12-0 win over Hardaway, needs.
“When you have young players, they need to play,” Jones said. “We’re about to be really busy. It’ll be a big two weeks for us. We’ll get plenty of playing time in.”
The Lady Grangers had lost three straight games before breaking through on Thursday.
LaGrange put eight runs on the scoreboard in the first inning, and it ended up winning the game in four innings because of the mercy rule.
“We had a tough week last week, so it was good to have a little bit of a break,” Jones said.
Senior pitcher Emily Anderson pitched four dominant innings of no-hit ball, and she had nine strikeouts.
LaGrange finished with eight hits, with Lauren Kuerzi delivering a three-hit performance.
Karsin Spinks added a pair of hits, including an RBI single in the fourth inning that ended the game.
In the fourth inning when LaGrange scored three runs to end it, Spinks, Makenzie Traylor, Te’a Winston and Taylor Thrailkill each had hits, and Leighton Parker had an RBI groundout.
LaGrange will look to even its Region 5-AAAA record at 2-2 when it visits Fayette County today.
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