Wood hits four home runs; Grangers hit nine homers in total to sweep doubleheader against Riverdale
Published 10:24 pm Friday, August 18, 2023
LaGrange softball had no problems in a doubleheader against Riverdale on Friday evening, winning both games in dominant fashion.
LaGrange blew the doors off the Raiders in game one, coming out on top 21-0 in a game that lasted just 2.5 innings.
The story of game one was the dominance of Abby McGill, who went 2-for-2 with five RBIs and three runs scored. Both of her hits were home runs with the first of the inside-the-park variety and the second being a laser over the centerfield wall.
She was not the only Grangers that showed off their power in the game as Hudson Wood hit her second home run of the year and was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Tatiana Dudley, Jasia Swanson, Carolyne Garcia, Kimberly Reynolds, Kinsey Gaddy and Tatiana Taylor all had two hits each. Garcia also added a whopping four RBIs to her tally. Shelby Siggers and Addyson Arnett had a hit apiece.
Zoe Thompson and Harlee Overton combined to pitch a perfect game through three innings. Thompson went one inning, striking out two while Overton struck out all six batters she faced in her two innings of work. It was a big two days for Overton, who delivered the winning RBI against Troup last time out to give the Grangers their first win of the season.
If Wood’s bat was hot in game one, it was scorching in game two. The Grangers came out on top 22-2 as the junior slugger powered them to victory with three home runs. She finished the game 3-for-3 with five RBIs and three runs scored.
She was not the only slugger that got in on the home run derby, ClaryAnn Adcock and Reynolds each got their first on the day while McGill hit her third on the day. Adcock did not play in game one, but came in and dominated in game two, going 4-for-4.
Reynolds, Siggers and Taylor all had three bits a piece for the Grangers in game two. Tatum Nation, Overton, McGill, and Arnett all had two hits each while Swanson, Gaddy and Dudley each had one hit.
Thompson pitched one inning in this game as well, striking out two and allowing one hit. Gaddy pitched the final two innings, striking out five while allowing just one hit.
LaGrange will travel to Columbus on Monday for a non-region game.