The LaGrange Academy Warriors have dropped their past two games, and a lack of offensive production is a big reason why.
The Warriors managed just one hit in Friday’s game against Flint River, and they had one hit again in Monday’s setback against Trinity Christian.
LaGrange Academy will look to get back on the winning track when it visits Piedmont Academy for a GISA Region 4-AA game.
The Warriors (1-4 overall) are 1-2 in the region.
“The thing that’s really hurting us the last two games is, Chris Keating is the only one who has got a hit,” LaGrange Academy coach Brandon Lybrand said. “He got a hit (Friday), and he got a hit today. That’s it. That’s all we got.”
Zack Alsop got the start for LaGrange Academy on Tuesday.
“Our pitchers didn’t pitch that bad today. Defensively, we had a let-down,” Lybrand said.
Since it was a non-region game, Lybrand was saving one of the top pitchers for today’s game.
Keating pitched on Friday against Flint River, and Brandon Haynes will likely get the call for today’s game.
After today’s game, the Warriors won’t play again April 9 when they visit Springwood.
“We’ve still got a lot we need to work on,” Lybrand said.
TENNIS: The LaGrange and Columbus High teams faced off on Monday in a Region 5-AAAA showdown.
The boys’ match was tight, with Columbus escaping with a 3-2 victory.
In the girls’ match, Columbus didn’t lose a match on the way to a 5-0 win.
The LaGrange boys’ team won two of the three singles matches, but Columbus swept the two doubles matches to earn the win.
At number one singles, Arnav Patel of Columbus topped Connor Mahan 6-3, 6-3.
At number two singles, LaGrange’s Clay Dodson blanked Kyle Canady 6-0, 6-0, and LaGrange’s P.J. Alford topped Jacob Anderson 6-4, 6-3 at number three singles.
At number one doubles, Ryan Gordon and Jacob Sholtis of Columbus beat Tony Choi and Jas Singh.
In the number two doubles match, Andrew Bray and Ford Cummings of Columbus topped Garrett Cashwell and Daniel Yi 6-2, 6-4.
In the girls’ match, Madelyn Boren beat Katie Graham 6-2, 6-1 in number one singles, Maddison Abell edged Jordan Reese 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) at number two singles, and Mayu Onoe finished the singles sweep for Columbus with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Abby Brock at number three singles.
At number one doubles, LaGrange’s Jia Lee and Euna Oh won the first set 7-5, but they lost the second set 6-1.
Abby Courville and Katie Mize then won a tiebreaker 10-8 to claim the win.
At number two doubles, Akshaya Shan and Kinsley Kirkland of Columbus beat Katie Bryant and Lauren Kuerzi 6-1, 6-1.