Published 12:00 am Friday, August 28, 2015

LaGrange softball team gets region road win

By Kevin Eckleberry

Through two innings, the LaGrange High and Shaw softball teams found themselves locked in a scoreless game.

Then came the third inning.

LaGrange scored nine runs in the top of the third inning, and it added three more runs in the fourth inning to roll to a 12-0 victory.

The game ended after four innings because of the run rule.

The Lady Grangers finished with 11 hits, and McLain Skinner allowed just two hits to get the four-inning shutout victory.

Miranda Hamer, Leighton Parker and Lauren Kuerzi each had two hits and two RBIs for LaGrange.

LaGrange (5-4) improved to 2-1 in Region 1-AAAAA.

LaGrange will step out of region play with a non-region home game against Callaway on Monday, with first pitch set for 4:45 p.m.

LaGrange then faces a difficult region challenge on Tuesday when it hosts Columbus.

In high-school volleyball on Thursday at Callaway High, the LaGrange Lady Grangers continued their fast start to the season by beating Callaway and Opelika.

LaGrange improved to 6-0.

After beating Callaway 25-18 and 25-15, LaGrange handled Opelika 25-19 and 25-11.

Callaway, meanwhile, bounced back from its loss to LaGrange to beat Opelika in a thrilling match.

After winning the first set 25-20, Callaway lost the second set 25-22.

In the third and deciding set, Callaway outlasted Opelika 26-24.

At LaGrange Academy on Thursday, the softball team got its first win of the season when it beat Griffin Christian 21-13 in five innings.

In soccer, LaGrange Academy’s boys’ team beat Academe of the Oaks 5-0.

OF NOTE: For more information as well as photos from Thursday’s volleyball matches at Callaway, see Saturday’s sports section.

Reach Kevin Eckleberry at (706) 884-7311 or on Twitter @lagrangesports