Grangers win tournament game
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Jake Cardwell turned into a masterful pitching performance to lead LaGrange to a 3-1victory over Providence on Friday night in the LaGrange Toyota Invitational.
LaGrange (5-2) evened its record in the tournament at 1-1, and it will complete pool play with a game against DeSoto on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Cardwell came up big for the Grangers in Friday’s game.
The right-hander threw six innings and held Providence to five hits and one run while striking out five.
Charles Crawford pitched a dominant and scoreless seventh inning to earn the save.
Trailing 1-0, the Grangers took the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth inning, and they added a key insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.
With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Will Flowers came through with a two-run single to bring in Mason Green and Walton Lanier.
In the sixth inning, Charles Crawford’s sacrifice fly gave the Grangers a 3-1 lead.
Leadoff hitter Brant Williams had two hits and a walk for the Grangers, and Crawford, Green and Flowers each had a hit.
Green also walked and scored a run, and Zach Thompson reached on a walk during the sixth inning.
AT GRANGER PARK
10 a.m. – LaGrange vs. Desoto
12:30 p.m. – Buford vs. Russell County
5 p.m. – Seventh-place game
7:30 p.m. – Championship game
AT LAGRANGE COLLEGE
10 a.m. – Northside vs. Trinity Christian
AT CALLAWAY HIGH
12:30 p.m. – Providence vs. North Paulding
5 p.m. – Fifth-place game
8 p.m. – Third-place game