Spalding (2-4) looks to end its three-game losing streak today when it hosts Dutchtown at 5:30 p.m. Dutchtown hasn’t fared well in recent years, losing its fair share of games including a sweep at the hands of Griffin last season.
In order for the Lady Jags of Spalding High to break their losing streak, they must play better defense. In its 11-2 home loss to Jackson last Thursday, Spalding made several errors which led to Jackson runs and the Lady Jags didn’t play fundamentally sound at times, losing track of opposing base runners which also led to runs.
After today’s home tilt, the Lady Jags make the trip to Barnesville Thursday to face the Lamar County Lady Trojans in non-region action at 4:30 p.m. Lamar started 0-3 before getting its first win of the year over Eagle’s Landing on Aug. 11.
Griffin (2-3) will be playing its first game in 10 days when it hosts Riverdale today at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Bears of Griffin at least feel good about their last contest — a 10-1 thrashing of the Newton County Lady Rams to end the Diamond Classic tournament.
Griffin head coach Kevin Mobley was glad to see his girls swing the bats well in that game and hopes it is a standard for the rest of the season.
“It was good to see our bats gets going,” Mobley said after the Newton game. “Overall, I was pleased with our defense — we just have work to do on offense. But we’ll be alright; it’s a work in progress.”
After the Lady Bears’ home opener today, Griffin travels to face Woodland (1-2 at press time) Thursday at 5:30 p.m.