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LaGrange Academy earns home win

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

aying for the first time in more than two weeks, had no trouble with visiting Heritage on Thursday on the way to a 13-5 victory.

The Lady Warriors had 14 hits in the six-inning game, and everyone in the lineup reached base.

It was the first game in more than two weeks for the defending GISA state-champion Lady Warriors, who improved to 3-1.

Carolyn Lehman, LaGrange Academy’s catcher, helped lead the offensive effort with three hits and two RBIs.

Caley Worsley had two doubles and three RBIs, Natalee Waddell had two hits and an RBI, Amber Corley had three hits with a pair of doubles, Kayla McBride had a hit and an RBI, Mackenzie Jones, Kelsey Cotton had a triple, Morgan Bartlett had a hit, and Lanie Lackey had an RBI.

Corley got the job done on the pitcher’s mound with three dominant innings, holding Heritage hitless while striking out six batters.

Lackey pitched the final three innings for the Lady Warriors.

LaGrange Academy started quickly with two runs in the bottom of the first inning, and by the time the fourth inning rolled around it had a 7-0 lead.

Heritage cut into its deficit with three runs in the top of the fourth, but LaGrange Academy answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to go up 9-3.

Heritage scored twice in the fifth inning to get within four, and LaGrange Academy capped the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and two more runs in the sixth inning.