The LaGrange baseball team begins defense of its USA South Tournament title Wednesday against Ferrum. The Panthers (22-15) will be playing Ferrum (14-19) for the fourth straight game. Ferrum took two of three from the Panthers in last weekend's USA South series. The Panthers are 15-5 over the last 20 games.
LC finished in a three-way tie for fifth in the regular season standings and are seeded sixth in the tournament. Ferrum tied for third and is seeded third. The game will be played at Point University's West Point Park in West Point, Georgia. Game time is 3:30 p.m. The winner plays the Maryville-Piedmont winner Thursday at 1:30 at Cleaveland Field in Williamson Stadium. The loser will face the Maryville-Piedmont loser back at West Point Park on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in an elimination game.