Make that 17 straight wins for the Class AAA No. 1 state-ranked Jags, who now improve to 19-1 overall and 13-0 in region action.
Austin Smith got the win for the Jags on the mound, pitching five innings, allowing four hits with 3 strikeouts. Nathan Skinner relieved Smith, striking out 3 and allowing one hit in two innings.
The Jags belted 12 hits Thursday, with Skinner going 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs. Dylan Griffin (2-for-4) ripped a 3-run triple and Robert Green also went 2-for-4 in the contest.
Matt Hayes went 1-for-4 with a triple and scored 3 runs, Casey Moody had 2 RBIs and Smith went 1-for-4.
“We played really good defense tonight. I’m proud of the guys,” said Jags head coach Mickey Moody. “We got out of some jams tonight.”
Spalding finishes the regular-season with a five-game homestand starting next Tuesday, April 19 vs. Stockbridge and ending April 30 with a doubleheader vs. Troup and East Coweta.
The Jags will be retiring former Spalding High and Mercer University standout Tyler McCarty's jersey prior to the Stockbridge game.