LAGRANGE, Ga. -- Hardaway used two big innings and a big defensive play in the bottom of the seventh inning to hold off LaGrange 7-6 on Thursday in a Region 1-AAAAA game.
The win moved the Hawks into third place in the region, a game ahead of the Grangers and a half-game behind Harris County. The Hawks are two games behind region leader Columbus.
Larkin Easterwood hit a three-run homer to give LaGrange a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
Hardaway tied the game in the top of the second. R.J. Brown, Tre'Von Dorsey and Sam Anthony drove in runs.
Down 4-3, the Hawks scored four in the fifth. Marcus Small drove in the tying run, then Jordan Manibusan doubled in two. Brown drove in the final run with a ground out.
The Grangers scored one in the fifth to pull within two, 7-6.
The Grangers loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh. Bradley Fincher singled to right field, scoring one run.
Amad Ogletree was thrown out trying to score from second base by Jordan Manibusan.
The two teams have split the first two meetings this season. They are scheduled to play again at 4:30 p.m. today at Hardaway.Thursday at LaGrange
Hardaway 030 040 0 --7 11 1
LaGrange 301 010 1 --6 8 2
WP--Tre'Von Dorsey (6-1). LP--Logan Carson. Hitting leaders--Hardaway Sam Anthony 1-4, RBI; Blake Rupp 1-2, R; Marcus Small 1-3, R, RBI; Jordan Manibusan 3-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBI; Eric Manibusan 2-3, R; R.J. Brown 1-3, 2RBI; Tre'Von Dorsey 1-3, RBI. LaGrange 2-2, 2R; Logan Moody 1-4, R, RBI; Larkin Easterwood 2-2, HR, 3RBI. Records--Hardaway 15-7, 9-5. LaGrange 10-11, 8-6. Next--Teams play at Hardaway on Friday.
Rain played havoc with the baseball schedule on Thursday.
The Columbus at Northside game was postponed.
It was moved to Saturday, but the game time has not been announced.
As a result, Columbus' game against Marist that was scheduled for Saturday was cancelled.
The Carver at Harris County game was postponed and moved to Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Smiths Station at Central doubleheader was also postponed.
Those teams will try again Friday at 5 p.m.
NORTHSIDE 2, HARRIS CO. 1
Tied at 1-1 after regulation and overtime, Northside defeated Harris County 2-1 in penalty kicks.Wednesday at Woodruff Farm
Goals--Northside: Monica Aguirre. Harris County: Alston Kirk. Assists--Northside: Arisa Wetherill. Goalies--Northside: Katie Mackie, 14 saves. Harris County: Kayla Gray, 12 saves. Records--NA. Next: NA.