After falling behind Central-Carroll 5-1 in Friday’s game at Granger Park, LaGrange rallied for a 7-5 victory to improve to 3-4.
After scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull even, the Grangers took the lead with two runs in the sixth.
Mitchell Donahue, who entered the game in relief of Logan Hood in the third inning, got the win.
“I did not like the way we started. We didn’t have a whole lot of energy,” LaGrange head coach Todd Herrington said. “Somehow we found it during the game.”
The Lions scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings, and two runs in the second to seize a 4-1 lead through four innings.
LaGrange scored its first run in the third inning, with leadoff hitter Bryce Todd coming through with one of his three hits.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Grangers broke out.
Jack Bradford and Price Peters had back-to-back singles, and Caleb Buchanan came through with a clutch double.
The Grangers snared the lead with two runs in their half of the sixth.
Todd got things rolling with a double.
Two batters later, Peters delivered a base hit, and Drew Eady’s double knocked in an insurance run to put LaGrange up 7-5.
Donahue gave up a one-out walk in the seventh, but he set down the final two batters to end it.
“Mitchell came in and did a good job,” Herrington said. “He threw well.”
Todd led the offensive effort with his three hits, and Buchanan and Peters each had two hits.
Herrington said Buchanan hit the ball hard all game long.
“He swung the bat really well tonight,” Herrington said. “Even the last out he made in his last at-bat was a shot. He did a good job.”
LaGrange will take the weekend off and return to action with a game at Brookstone on Monday.