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Troup tops Carrollton to stay perfect in region

By Kevin Eckleberry

keckleberry@civitasmedia.com

Troup’s Winston Turner had three hits and four RBIs, and he was also the winning pitcher in Tuesday’s win over Carrollton. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_turner.jpgTroup’s Winston Turner had three hits and four RBIs, and he was also the winning pitcher in Tuesday’s win over Carrollton. Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News

CARROLLTON – The Troup Tigers have won nine games this season, and Winston Turner has been the winning pitcher in six of those victories.

Turner’s latest win came on Tuesday as Troup outlasted Carrollton 12-9 in a Region 5-AAAA game.

The Tigers (9-2), who have captured six straight games overall, improved to 4-0 in region play with the road win.

Turner left the game following the sixth inning with Troup holding a 12-7 lead.

The Trojans pushed a pair of runs across and had men on first and third with no outs when Troup coach Craig Garner made a pitching change and brought senior Bo Halcomb into the game.

With the tying run at the plate, Halcomb got a strikeout for the first out, and the Tigers then turned a double play to finish things off and maintain their perfect region record.

Turner was one of Troup’s offensive heroes with three hits and he drove in four runs.

Miles Cameron also had three hits for Troup, and Ryan Bliss, Colby Williams and Kinley Bridwell each had hits.

Garner said Bridwell had a productive day at the plate.

“Every at-bat he had was a positive at-bat, whether he was moving a runner over, or squeezing a run in,” Garner said. “It was a very positive day at the plate.”

Troup and Carrollton will play again the next two days.

Troup will be the host team today, and the location will shift to Carrollton for Thursday’s game.

TENNIS: LaGrange High’s boys’ and girls’ teams each took care of Harris County on Monday in Region 5-AAAA competition.

The Grangers won 5-0, while the Lady Grangers won 4-1.

On Tuesday, LaGrange stepped out of region play to face Northgate.

The Grangers won 4-1, while the Lady Grangers fell 5-0.

Here are the results of the matches from Monday and Tuesday:

HARRIS COUNTY

BOYS

No. 1 singles – Connor Mahan (L) beat Hayden Spruce, 6-3, 6-7, (10-5)

No. 2 singles – Blade Kendall (L) beat Carlson Sands, 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 singles – Chandler Elliott (H) beat Pierce Skinner, 6-3, 6-3

No. 1 doubles – Jas Singh and Tiger Lakhwani (L) beat Brandon Wivenall and Hank Price, 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 doubles – Jackson Kuerzi and Tony Choi (L) beat Jordan Lipp and Chandler Schmitt, 6-0, 7-5

GIRLS

No. 1 singles – Euna Oh (L) beat Erika Lkar, 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 singles – Halee Swords (H) beat Abigail Brock, 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 singles – Abbi Lynn Lanier (L) won by forfeit

No. 1 doubles – Jessica Moore and Sydney Wisenburger (H) beat Kaylee Kee and Lizzie Wilkerson, 6-4, 4-6, (10-8)

No. 2 doubles – Kelsey Anne Cadenhead and Lauren Yarbrough (L) beat Abby Grooms and Morgan Drymond, 4-6, 6-3, (11-9)

NORTHGATE

BOYS

No. 1 singles – Larry Sloan (N) beat Connor Mahan, 6-1, 6-4

No. 2 singles – Blade Kendall (L) beat Nate Taylor, 6-0, 6-2

No. 3 singles – Tony Choi (L) beat Bryson Blocker, 6-2, 6-1

No. 1 doubles – Jas Singh and Gavin Battle (L) beat Alex Waldron and Carson Crawford, 6-3, 6-2

No. 2 doubles – Jackson Kuerzi and Pierce Skinner (L) beat Tanner Kelley and Paul Hemphill, 6-2, 6-1

GIRLS

No. 1 singles – Danielle Rankin (N) beat Euna Oh, 6-3, 6-1

No. 2 singles – Sarah Edmonds (N) beat Abigail Brock, 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 singles – Sarah Guillet (N) beat Lizzie Wilkerson, 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 doubles – Emma Balleu and Ally Chenowith (N) beat Kaylee Kee and Kelsey Anne Cadenhead, 6-0, 6-3

No. 2 doubles – Julia Taylor and Olivia Rankin (N) beat Abbi Lynn Lanier and Lauren Yarbrough, 6-0, 6-4

GOLF: LaGrange High’s boys’ team participated in the Cougar Invitational on Saturday in Newnan.

Preston Pelham led the Grangers with an 82, and T.J. Ormsby shot an 86.

Next for LaGrange was Grant Smith with a 91, Hudson Graham shot a 95, and he was followed by John Crawford (97) and Justin Edmondson (99).

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