LaGrange gets region road win
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
After a dramatic, come-from-behind win over rival Troup on Wednesday, LaGrange High’s softball team enjoyed a suspense-free victory a day later.
In a Region 5-AAAA road game against Sandy Creek, LaGrange broke open a close game with six runs in the fifth inning on the way to a 10-1 victory.
LaGrange (9-2 overall) improved to 3-0 in region play.
Katelynn Mobley, who had a clutch two-run double during the 3-2 win over Troup, had two hits and two RBIs against Sandy Creek.
Jacee Marable also had two hits and two RBIs, Destiny Fitzpatrick had a double and two RBIs, and Madison Dennis and Camden Smith each had a hit and an RBI.
Kadaysha Griffin and Abby Vanhoose each had a hit, and Malone Aldridge walked and scored a run.
Camden Smith got the job done on the pitcher’s mound.
Smith pitched a five-inning complete game, and she held Sandy Creek to two hits and one earned run with seven strike outs.
Cedartown scored a single run in the bottom of the fourth inning to get within three, but LaGrange busted it open with five runs in the top of the fifth.
Fitzpatrick had an RBI double in the inning, and Marable, Smith and Dennis each drove in runs with base hits.
LaGrange will visit Chapel Hill on Tuesday.
TROUP: An eight-run second inning propelled Cedartown to a 10-2 home win over Troup on Thursday.
Troup took the lead with a single run in the top of the first inning, but Cedartown exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the second to take control.
Kayla Lane had two of Troup’s five hits, and she had an RBI.
Skye Loftin, Casey Sani and Lexi Parker each had a hit for Troup.
Alexas Poole had a home run for Cedartown.
Troup, which fell to 2-3 in the region, will look to get back on track when it hosts Central-Carroll on Tuesday.
CALLAWAY: After opening its Region 5-AA schedule with a win over Jordan earlier in the week, Callaway had its hands full with a strong Upson-Lee team on Thursday.
Upson-Lee scored seven runs in the third and fourth innings combined on the way to an 8-0 victory at Callaway.
Callaway was limited to two hits by Upson-Lee pitcher Gracie Self.
LAGRANGE ACADEMY: After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, LaGrange Academy came charging back to beat visiting Twiggs Academy 13-3 on Thursday.
The game ended after the fifth inning because of the run rule.
McKenzie Jones had three hits and two RBIs for the Lady Warriors, and Mollie Olinger had two hits and four RBIs.
Felicity Liechty had two hits and two RBIs, and Megan Allen had two hits with an RBI.
Leadoff hitter Lanie Lackey had two hits, and Ashlee Mains had a hit.
Amber Corley started and pitched four innings to get the win, and Lackey threw a scoreless fifth inning.
OF NOTE: For more on LaGrange Academy’s win, and its prospects for the season, see Saturday’s sports section.