LaGrange rallies to beat Newnan

Published 11:13 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

NEWNAN – The LaGrange Grangers bounced back from a three-run deficit to get a 6-3 road win over the Newnan Cougars on Wednesday.

Newnan scored three runs in the bottom of the third to go up 3-0, but that lead was short-lived.

The Grangers tied it with three runs in the top of the fourth, and they took the lead with two runs in the sixth inning before adding an insurance run in the seventh.

Ben Anderson got the start for LaGrange, and he pitched four innings and struck out six, and all three of the runs he allowed were unearned.

Jacob Vinson threw three scoreless innings in relief to get the win.

Matthew Anderson had a hit and two RBIs for LaGrange, and Vinson had a hit and an RBI.

Charles Crawford and Willis Kemp each had an RBI, and David Sweat had a hit.

LaGrange won its second straight game to improve to 7-5, and it will try to make it three in a row with a road win over East Coweta today.

LaGrange will then host McIntosh on Saturday before opening its Region 5-AAAA schedule on Tuesday at Cedartown.