The Spalding Lady Jaguars softball team scored six runs in the second inning and rolled to a 7-2 victory over Region 4-AAA foe Jackson Wednesday evening at home. It was Spalding’s sixth straight win.
Spalding improves to 19-3-1 overall (7-1 region). The 7-1 region mark includes Tuesday’s game against Locust Grove, which is new to Region 4-AAA this year.
“It was good to get another region win,” said Spalding head coach Rusty Hudson. "They are very important down the stretch."
Lakeria Hastings hit an RBI single to get the scoring started for Spalding in the second. A two-run double from Heather Kilar and a two-run triple from Sarah Hemphill in that inning helped the Lady Jags put the game away.
Cember Carmichael also finished with three doubles for Spalding and threw a runner out at second base while backing up right fielder Dana Jarrett.
Jackson broke the Lady Jags’ 26-inning scoreless streak with two runs in the fifth.
“We’re playing well and pulling together as a team,” said Spalding senior first baseman Ansley Jinks. "We're ready for any team that comes our way."
Spalding hosts Newton County today at 5:30 p.m., the team’s Senior Night. The Lady Jags then travel to Woodward Academy for one more region contest Friday at 4 p.m.
If Spalding defeats Woodward, the Lady Jags win the region title and are the No. 1 seed for the Region 4-AAA tournament, which includes a bye. Should Spalding fall to Woodward, then the Lady Jags will be the No. 3 seed and won't have a bye.