LaGrange dominates Fayette County, celebrates Gaddy on senior night
Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The LaGrange softball team celebrated its lone senior, McKinsey Gaddy, in the best way possible, blowing out Fayette County 16-1.
Fayette County scored the first run of the game in the top of the first, but the Grangers would quickly strike back with nine runs in the second and seven in the third to end the game after only three innings played.
The Grangers had two of their power hitters go yard in the game as Kimberly Reynolds and Carolyne Garcia both sent balls over the wall in the second inning.
It was the only hit of the game for both Reynolds and Garcia.
Harlee Overton also had a big offensive showing for the Grangers, going 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored. She pitched the final two innings as well, striking out three while only allowing one hit.
Gaddy got the start on the mound, striking out two and not allowing a single hit in her one inning. Gaddy also got a hit and scored a run as she batted leadoff for the Grangers.
Shelby Siggers, Taylor Nation, Hudson Wood, Ta’Niya Taylor, Addyson Arnett and ClaryAnn Adcock all had a hit each.
MEET THE SENIOR:
Gaddy is the only senior on this year’s Granger squad. Not a Granger by birth, she found a home here.
“I fit so well here and it has been a great experience to be a Granger,” Gaddy said. “This has been more like a family than any other team I’ve been a part of.
Gaddy originally played softball at LaGrange Academy before transferring to LaGrange High before her junior season.
“I was very nervous when I first got here because I didn’t know how the girls would take to me,” she said. “I came halfway through the summer workout program, so it was very nerve racking, but they welcomed me in.”
She has filled numerous roles for the Grangers over the years, including pitcher and catcher, but feels most natural at catcher and shortstop.
Next season, she will not be taking her talents very far. Gaddy has committed to play softball at LaGrange College.
“When I first started playing travel ball I started to think about being able to play college ball,” Gaddy said.
LaGrange (13-10) will host a non-region foe Northside on Thursday.