LaGrange Academy tops Flint River
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Flint River Academy softball team was flying high after scoring four runs in the fourth inning to get within a run, but LaGrange Academy pitcher Amber Corley was in control the rest of the way.
Corley, a senior who has had a phenomenal prep career at LaGrange Academy, held Flint River scoreless over the final three innings to help her team beat Flint River 5-4 on Saturday afternoon.
It was a rematch of last year’s GISA state-championship series won by LaGrange Academy, but the teams are a part of different organizations this year.
While LaGrange Academy has remained in GISA, Flint River has made the move to the Georgia Association of Private & Parochial Schools.
It’s still an intense rivalry, though, and hundreds of fans packed the Flint River softball complex for the second meeting of the year between the two teams.
LaGrange Academy (6-2) beat Flint River 8-2 earlier this season on its home field.
Corley, outside of the difficult fourth inning, was in control.
Corley, who was brilliant in last year’s championship series against Flint River, tossed the seven-inning complete game, and she held Flint River to seven hits and four runs while striking out 10.
Offensively, Carolyn Lehman and Lanie Lackey each hit home runs as LaGrange Academy finished with six hits,
Lackey led the way with three hits, including a solo home run, and she scored two runs.
Lehman also had a solo home run, and she had three RBIs.
Kelsey Cotton had a double, and Mackenzie Jones had one