Jackson County's hot start on the season continued Monday with a 9-2 win over visiting Prince Avenue.
The Panthers got on the board with a four-run third inning and didn't let up in moving to 4-1 on the year.
Jackson County received strong pitching performances from Jace Latty, who started and threw four innings, and Coleman Barbee, who provided three innings of shutout relief.
Latty held the Wolverines off the scoreboard for three innings before giving up a two-run homer in the top of the fourth. Latty allowed four hits on the night while striking out five.
Barbee spelled Latty in the fifth and closed out the game in dominant fashion, facing just 10 batters (one over the minimum), allowing no hits and striking out eight.
Offensively, Patrick Overstreet enjoyed a three-RBI night with an RBI single in third inning and two-run single in the sixth inning. He has eight RBIs in his last two games.
Andrew Forgerty had two RBIs, driving home a run in the fourth with an RBI single and another in the sixth with a sacrifice fly.
Joel Ellis also drove home a pair of runs with a two-run single in the first inning.
The Panthers return to action Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) with a road trip to West Hall.
For more on Jackson County's win over Prince Avenue and coverage from the past week's games, see the March 5 edition of The Jackson Herald.