Last updated: August 29. 2014 1:13PM - 361 Views
By Kevin Eckleberry keckleberry@civitasmedia.com



LaGrange's Destiny Gay beats the throw to first for a base hit during Thursday's win over Shaw.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
LaGrange's Destiny Gay beats the throw to first for a base hit during Thursday's win over Shaw.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
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The hits just kept on coming.


The LaGrange High softball team was already sporting a 5-2 lead over Shaw when it came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning.


By the time the Lady Grangers were done hitting in the inning, they had a 10-run lead.


After Shaw failed to score in the top of the fifth, the game ended because of the run rule, and LaGrange had a 12-2 victory.


LaGrange (5-2 overall) improved to 2-1 in Region 1-AAAAA, and it bounced back nicely from Tuesday’s 6-1 region loss to Northside.


“Today, we put the ball in play,” LaGrange coach Jan Jones said. “We played Northside, and we were in it for a little bit, and we’d get people on and leave them on. We’ve got to be able to finish when we have people on base.”


The Lady Grangers had no problems finishing in Tuesday’s game.


After scoring two runs in the first inning, LaGrange added three more runs in the second to go up 5-1.


Cassidy Creed and Taylor Thrailkill both had RBI hits in the second inning, and Makenzie Traylor drove in a run with a groundout.


After a scoreless third inning, Shaw scored an unearned run in the top of the fourth to get within three.


LaGrange ended the suspense with its seven-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth inning.


The inning began when Creed reached on an error, and Taylor Storey followed with a base hit.


Two batters later, Thrailkill hammered the ball over the center fielder’s head for a two-run double, and LaGrange led 7-2.


Destiny Gay and Lauren Kuerzi followed with back-to-back RBI hits to push the lead to 9-2.


After an infield single by Leighton Parker, Bailey Parker’s RBI single drove in another run.


Harley Parker walked, and Creed’s base hit brought in the inning’s final run.


Creed was the starting and winning pitcher for LaGrange.


“Everybody did their job,” Jones said. “I thought we hit the ball well, and our courtesy runners coming in did their job, and everybody played well and did a good job today.”


LaGrange is off until Wednesday when it visits Columbus High for a region game.

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