Slow start sinks LaGrange against Shaw

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2016

By Kevin Eckleberry

COLUMBUS – The LaGrange Grangers were looking to move above .500 in the region with a road win over the Shaw Raiders, but they were unable to make it happen.

Shaw exploded for 10 runs in the first three innings on the way to an 11-8 home victory in the Region 1-AAAAA game on Tuesday.

LaGrange (6-5 overall), which opened its region schedule by splitting a pair of games with Columbus last week, fell to 1-2 in the region.

LaGrange will host Northside on Thursday, and those same two teams will meet again on Friday in Columbus.

LaGrange took a 3-0 lead in Tuesday’s game, but Shaw answered with six runs in the bottom of the first, and it added four more runs in the third inning to build a 10-4 lead.

The Grangers made things interesting by scoring four runs in the top of the sixth to get within three, but that’s as close as they came.

Jake Farrar led LaGrange’s offensive effort with two hits, including a home run, and he drove in three runs.

LaGrange finished with 10 hits.

TENNIS: In a Region 1-AAAAA showdown, it was the Columbus High’ boys team outlasting LaGrange 3-2 on Tuesday.

LaGrange won two of the three singles matches, but it was Columbus capturing the two doubles wins to earn the narrow victory.

On the girls’ side, Columbus won 5-0.

Here are the match results:


No. 1 singles – Jacob Yates (C) beat Connor Mahan (L) 6-4, 6-0

No. 2 singles – Blade Kendall (L) beat Ford Cummings (C) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

No. 3 singles – Pierce Skinner (L) beat Win Cawthorne (C) 6-1, 6-4

No. 1 doubles – Kyle Canady and Jacob Sholtis (C) beat Jas Singh and Tiger Lakhwani (L) 6-4, 6-4

No. 2 doubles – Parker Swift and Chris Sidor (C) beat Jackson Kuerzi and Gavin Battle (L) 6-1, 1-6, (10-5)


No. 1 singles – Mary Weston Courville (C) beat Euna Oh (L) 6-2, 6-3

No. 2 singles – Maddison Abell (C) beat Abigail Brock (L) 6-4, 6-4

No. 3 singles – Caroline Boren (C) beat Lizzie Wilkerson (L) 6-1, 6-0

No. 1 doubles – Madleyn Boren and Abby Courville (C) beat Kaylee Kee and Abbi Lynn Lanier (L) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 doubles – Nicole Gordon and Elizabeth Steelmon (C) beat Lauren Yarbrough and Kelsey Anne Cadenhead (L) 6-0, 6-0

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