The Spalding Jaguars baseball team is an example of practice making perfect.
With all the rainouts the Jags have faced recently, the players spent the down time taking extra swings in the batting cages.
The extra work paid off for Spalding as the Jags belted 11 hits Saturday afternoon, defeating the Woodland-Stockbridge Wolfpack 11-4 in Region 4-AAA play at Jaguar Field.
Spalding won its fifth straight game, improving to 10-1 overall and 7-1 in the region. Woodland drops to 4-10, 3-5.
"The guys hit the ball hard today," said Jags head coach Mickey Moody. "They made adjustments at the plate and did a good job getting the big hits."
Spalding scored five runs in the first inning on consecutive hits, the big blow coming on a triple by Pat Gasses.
Gasses also hit a solo home run, his first, in the third inning.
“We’ve been working on hitting the ball the other way and its going good for us,” Gasses said.
Spalding’s Cameron Scott went 4-for-4 Saturday, making up for a hitless day against Eagle’s Landing on Tuesday.
“I was frustrated after the Eagle’s Landing game, but today I feel good,” Scott said. “I was seeing the ball well today.”
Travis Lee also ripped two hits for Spalding.
The Jags are back in action at home against region foe Jackson Monday at 6 p.m.