Turner Cook hits a home run to cap off senior night sweep for the Grangers

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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The LaGrange baseball team dominated a double header on Tuesday as they celebrated senior night. The Grangers celebrated five seniors on the night ‑ Colton Esposito, Zack Thompson, Ben Alford, Turner Cook and Austin Skiff. Each of these players were able to contribute on the night and earn to big wins to cap of a successfully regular season for LaGrange.

The first game was a dominant 11-1 win for the Grangers as the game ended in the top of the fifth due to the run rule with two pitchers combining for a no-hitter.

Trey Cook got the start on the mound and was as good as ever as he pitched four innings with no hits allowed on five strikeouts. Preston Pressley came in to relieve him and struck out two batters in his one inning of duty.

Senior Turner Cook was a monster from the plate as he went 2-for-2 with a massive home run, five RBIs, three runs scored and one walk. Rob Skinner had the only other multi-hit game for the Grangers as he went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Esposito, Alflord, Kayden Sutton, Rob Skinner, and Tanner Langley all had a RBI a piece for the Grangers.

The second game was even more of a bloodbath as the Grangers destroyed Hardaway 17-2.

Caden Wood got the start on the mound and pitched a complete game as he went four innings and allowed two hits and two earned runs on six strikeouts.

Seth Stargell was a menace from the plate as he went 4-four-5 with 4 RBIs and two runs scored. Cooper Stephens had a solid day’s work from the plate as well as he went 1-for-2 with three RBIs and a walk. Thompson also showed up to play as he went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a run scored and a walk. Esposito, Skinner, Skiff and Alford all had a RBI to round out the scoring for the Grangers.

LaGrange has now won three in a row after dropping a game to crosstown rival Troup last week. These were the Grangers final regular season games as they now gear up for the playoffs after winning the region last week and securing a No. 1 seed.

LaGrange improved to 23-7 overall and 15-1 in the region. The Grangers now await to see who they will host in the first round of the playoffs.