Jackson County enjoyed its biggest offensive outing of the season with a 17-4 road win over Oglethorpe County Friday in five innings.
The Panthers are now 3-1.
Leaders at the plate included Jacob Banks (2-for-2, walk, hit-by-pitch, four runs, double, RBI), Joel Ellis (2-for-3, walk, RBI, three runs), Patrick Overstreet (2-for-2, home run, double, five RBIs, three runs) and Colby Cole (1-for-2, double, run, 3 RBIs).
Panther coach Tommy Fountain said his squad had good approaches at the plate against an Oglethorpe County team whose pitching was already taxed from having three games this week.
"We knew if we could get it to their bullpen, we could blow it open … Across the board, I thought we played pretty well," Fountain said.
On the mound, Jeremy Cook (1-0) threw four innings, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out three.
Jackson County returns to action Monday at 5:30 p.m. at home against Prince Avenue.
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