THE JACKSON County Comprehensive High School softball team leads region 8-AAA with a perfect 5-0 record (9-2 overall) heading into a rivalry matchup with East Jackson on Thursday.
The Panthers have knocked off almost every team in the region including Morgan County, North Oconee, Oconee County, Elbert County and most recently, Hart County.
The Lady Panthers ousted the Bulldogs yesterday (Tuesday) 7-2, and beat Elbert County 10-2 on Monday.
Those wins came in a stretch of eight games played over five days. Saturday, Jackson County defeated Cass 10-0 and South Gwinnett 4-0, before narrowly losing to Lassiter 7-6.
Friday, the Lady Panthers defeated AAAAAA North Cobb 9-8, before falling to Union Grove 5-2.
As of Saturday (Aug. 24), senior Mason Garland leads the Lady Panthers at bat with a .531 batting average. She has racked up 17 hits in 32 at bats, tallying 11 runs and 17 RBIs. Alyssa Dasher has also posted strong numbers at the plate, with a .419 batting average, 13 hits and 6 RBIs. Madi Pecht (.400, 7 RBIs) and Jessica Baker (.345, 8 RBIs), have also performed well this season at the plate.
On the mound, Shelton Kendrix boasts a 1.4 ERA and allowed only 13 hits in 20 innings pitched.
The Lady Panthers will host the Eagles on Thursday (Aug. 29) in a region 8-AAA matchup at 5:30 p.m.
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