DEMOREST, Ga. - 20th-ranked Piedmont overcame an early deficit to beat LaGrange 11-3 in the first game of a weekend USA South series Friday night. The loss dropped the Panthers to 13-6 overall and 6-3 in conference play.
LC jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on E.J. Churchich's second home run of the season. Piedmont (16-4, 8-1 USA South) got a run back in the second, then used a six-run sixth inning to take the lead for good.
The two teams resume the series Saturday at 2 p.m.