Grangers lose tough one on road

Published 12:30 am Saturday, April 15, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

CARTERSVILLE – It wasn’t their day.

The LaGrange Grangers hit the road on Friday looking for a season sweep of the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes, but it wasn’t meant to be.

The Grangers got outstanding pitching from Matt Anderson and Jacob Vinson, but they were unable to get their offense in gear in the 2-1 loss.

LaGrange fell to 7-3 in Region 5-AAAA, and it is in a second-place tie with Cartersville, while Troup leads the region with an 8-2 record.

The Grangers have secured a spot in the playoffs, and they can still finish anywhere from first to fourth.

Anderson got the start and pitched 5 1/3 innings, and he gave up seven hits and two runs with six strikeouts.

Vinson got the final two outs in the bottom of the sixth.

LaGrange managed just four hits, and Willis Kemp had one of those hits with an RBI.

David Sweat, Champ Willis and Cole Freeman each had a hit.

LaGrange hosts Sandy Creek on Tuesday before finishing its region schedule at Chapel Hill on Thursday.