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LaGrange fights back in softball loss

By Kevin Eckleberry

kevin.eckleberry@lagrangenews.com

LAGRANGE – The LaGrange Lady Grangers fought back to force extra innings before falling to Heard County 8-6 on Thursday.

Trailing 4-0, LaGrange rallied to tie it at 4-4 through seven innings.

Heard County scored four runs in the top of the eighth to reclaim the lead, and LaGrange plated two runs in the bottom of the inning before the rally fell short.

LaGrange banged out 10 hits, with lead-off hitter Malone Aldridge leading the way with three hits and two RBIs.

Katelynn Mobley had two hits with an RBI, and Jacee Marable had two hits and a walk.

Hannah Karcher had a hit, two walks and a pair of RBIs, and Abby Vanhoose and Madison Dennis each had a hit.

Heard County’s Marissa Garza had three hits, including a solo home run.

Camden Smith pitched the eight-inning complete game for LaGrange.

Smith held Heard County scoreless in the fourth through seventh innings, allowing LaGrange to get back in the game.

LaGrange will visit Bowdon on Monday before returning to Region 5-AAAA play on Tuesday with a game at Troup.

LaGrange (7-2) is 1-0 in the region after beating Cedartown 3-0 last week.

CALLAWAY: The Lady Cavaliers went on the road and beat Landmark Christian 12-6 on Thursday.

Callaway’s offense had a big day with 12 hits.

Leijorey Sanders led the way with two hits, two walks and three runs scored, and Skylar Rice had two hits and two RBIs.

Lydia Bartlett drove in three runs, and Kelly Carlisle scored three runs as a courtesy runner.

Oeisha Jenkins was the starting and winning pitcher.