ATLANTA, Ga. - Oglethorpe pushed across two runs in the bottom of the ninth to edge LaGrange 7-6 in a non-conference game Tuesday. The Panthers are now 9-6 on the season. Oglethorpe improved to 6-2.
Sauls' home run in the first inning gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead. The Stormy Petrels tied the game in their half of the first and added four runs in the third off starter Toby King to go up 5-1.
Oglethorpe put runners on second and third in the ninth off reliever Andrew Weekley (0-1). Blake Schuck came on for Weekley and issued an intentional walk to load the bases. Austin Ferlita ended the game with a two-run single.
The Panthers face Piedmont in a three-game USA South series Friday and Saturday at the Perfect Game LakePoint Complex in Emerson, Ga. Game times are 7 p.m. Friday and a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 3 p.m.