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Troup Loses Heartbreaker to Sandy Creek

A five-run fourth inning propelled Sandy Creek to a surprising victory over the Troup High Tigers on Thursday, September 6.

The Tigers scored early in the game, going up 1-0 in the top of the first. A five-inning shutout followed for the Tigers, and they found themselves down 5-1 as Sandy Creek exploded in the fourth.

Avery Pearson started on the mound for the Tigers, going for fifty-seven pitches with four hits, five runs, and no strikeouts before being relieved by Makenzie Miller. Miller threw twenty-three pitches.

Kayla Lane accounted for Troup’s scoring offense, scoring both the Tigers’ runs. She scored one in the first inning and one in the last.

The Tigers are currently 5-13 on the season, with their next game coming against their in-county rival the LaGrange Grangers.

The Grangers boast an impressive 12-6 record, but are coming off a series of blowout losses heading into their matchup with the Tigers.

LaGrange won the first meeting of the two schools this season by a 13-5 margin, but in the rematch the Tigers closed the gap to 3-2.

Getting a win over the Grangers in their upcoming match Thursday would be a big boost to a struggling Tiger team. Though Troup has had moments of glory, they haven’t been able to put together a consistent season effort.

The Tigers will have the advantage of playing on their home field. The game will be at Troup High School at 6:00 PM. With effort, the Tigers may just have what it takes to defend their home turf and pull off an upset.

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