LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — The Spalding High Lady Jaguars softball team is on a serious roll.
The Lady Jags hit the road for the second straight evening, defeating the Locust Grove Lady Wildcats 9-0 in five innings Tuesday at Locust Grove High, a brand new school.
So far, Spalding has won the first two in its gauntlet of five games in five days.
More importantly, Spalding (18-3-1) has won five games in a row and what’s even more impressive is Tuesday’s victory marked the fourth straight shutout for the Lady Jags.
Spalding has outscored its opponents during the shutout streak 34-0.
Once again, good pitching and defense helped Spalding get another victory.
Emily Vaughn pitched the first inning, allowing one hit and striking out two.
Vaughn’s teammate Heather Kilar came in to pitch from the second inning on, allowing two more hits and striking out three herself.
Offensively, the Lady Jags started off well, scoring seven runs in the first inning to take control of the game.
Kilar paced the Lady Jags with two doubles, Sarah Hemphill had a double and two runs scored and Mallory O’Kelley singled twice and scored two runs.
Spalding had eight hits total for the game.
“We came out swinging the bats well early,” said Spalding head coach Rusty Hudson. “What’s great about this team is there’s not one girl to key on. On any given day, someone else will step up and get a big hit.”
Spalding returns to Region 4-AAA play today with a home contest against Jackson.
Today’s game is scheduled for 5 p.m.