In the eight-team LaGrange Toyota Invitational, the Cougars (3-1) captured the top spot with a 9-2 victory over Grayson (2-2) in Saturday night’s championship game at LaGrange College.
The tournament, which began Thursday night with LaGrange’s 2-1 victory over Russell County, was played under dry conditions, but it was frigid throughout, with snow flurries even falling during Saturday’s games.
In a tournament where games have had to be called off because of rain in past years, though, making it through to the end was a victory of sorts.
Crisp County and Grayson each won their respective four-team pools to advance to the finals.
Crisp County went 2-1 in a pool that included LaGrange, Lambert and Russell County.
Grayson was also 2-1 in a pool with Callaway, Cullman and Eagle’s View.
In the third-place game, the Callaway Cavaliers fell to Lambert 8-5, and LaGrange outlasted Cullman 5-4 in the fifth-place game, and Russell County beat Eagle’s View to finish seventh.
Here are the final tournament standings
First - Crisp County (3-1)
Second - Grayson (2-2)
Third - Lambert (3-1)
Fourth - Callaway (2-2)
Fifth - LaGrange (2-2)
Sixth - Cullman (1-3)
Seventh - Russell County (2-2)
Eighth - Eagle’s View (1-3)