STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Josh Tapley, Josh Rice and Austin Hurt drove in two runs each and Travis Lee pitched three strong innings as the Spalding High baseball team topped last-place Woodland 12-1 Wednesday in five innings.
The Region 4-AAA North victory lifts third-place Spalding’s record to 9-6 overall and 4-3 in the subregion.
It was the second win in a row for Spalding which was led at the plate by Tapley, Rice and Cameron Scott, who each went 2-for-4, on a day where the Jags amassed 12 hits against the Wolfpack (3-14 overall, 1-7 subregion).
Woodland, which was coming off only its third win this season — an 8-3 win Monday against Stockbridge — lost for the third time in its last four games.
Spalding had little trouble throughout a game that ended on the 10-run rule after five innings. Lee (2-1, 1 save) got the win as SHS swept the season series between the two schools by a combined margin of 24-4.
“We played well, but I think we can play better,” said Spalding High head coach Mickey Moody.
Spalding’s last two wins have come on the heels of a stretch where the Jags dropped a season-high three in a row, all of them being subregion losses.
“We’re not playing as well as we can, which is a positive when you consider we won the last two games,” said Moody.
Moody is hoping his squad matches its season-best, three-game win streak when it takes on the fourth-place Jackson High Red Devils (5-9, 3-5) tonight at Jaguar Field in Region 4-AAA North action.
First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. The game is a makeup from a rainout April 4.