Cougars rally, but fall short
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Lafayette Christian School Cougars pushed three runs across in the bottom of the second inning to pull even, but it was Arlington Christian capturing the 7-5 victory on Tuesday afternoon at the Harris Baseball Complex.
Cason Firth had three of Lafayette Christian’s six hits, and he had two RBIs.
Jacob Karvelas, Justin Moore and Cameron Elliott also had hits for the Cougars, and Tanner Jakson walked twice and scored a pair of runs.
Zach Thompson also reached twice on walks.
Karvelas started for the Cougars and pitched four innings, and Adam Barnett threw the final three innings.
After Arlington took the lead with three runs in the top of the first inning, Lafayette Christian answered with three runs in the bottom of the second.
Firth had the big hit in the inning, a two-run double that tied the score at 3-3.
After falling behind 6-3, the Cougars scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to get within one.
Lafayette Christian will return to the field on Friday with a home game against Praise Academy at 4:30 p.m.
BACK IN ACTION: The Troup Tigers will look to remain atop the Region 5-AAAA standings when they visit Central-Carroll today.
Troup (11-4 overall) improved to 3-0 in the region with Tuesday’s 9-0 win over LaGrange.
If Troup gets past Central today, it will bring an unbeaten region record into Friday’s home showdown with Cartersville.
Cartersville (12-5 overall) is 2-0 in the region, and it will host LaGrange today before making the trip north to Troup on Friday.
Troup and Cartersville are the favorites in the region, and they’re ranked second and third in the most recent Class AAA state rankings in the Score Atlanta poll.
LaGrange, meanwhile, will look to build on its home win over Central-Carroll on Tuesday that improved its region record to 2-1.
After visiting Cartersville today, LaGrange will be at home against Sandy Creek on Friday.
LaGrange Academy, which beat Lafayette Christian last week for its first win, will open its GISA Region 1-AA schedule on Friday at home against Brandon Hall.
Callaway is off until Tuesday when it plays Lamar County.
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