RUNS against Jackson County have been scarce. Wins against the Panthers have been scarcer.
Including Tuesday night’s 9-0 win over Oglethorpe County, Jackson County has posted five consecutive shutouts and eight overall on the year as the team remains red-hot. With Tuesday’s victory, Jackson County has now won 14 of its last 15 games. It remains in a tie for first place in Region 8-AA South with a 6-1 record (Click here for coverage of Jackson County's Sept. 8 game with Jefferson).
Kortnee Satterfield threw six scoreless inning Tuesday against Oglethorpe County, striking out four while giving up three hits. Offensive leaders were Alyssa Dasher (2-4, two runs), Victoria Woods (1-for1, two RBIs), Jessica Baker (2-3, two RBIs) and Satterfield (1-3, two RBIs.).
Most of the Panthers’ recent damage, however, came in tournament play.
Jackson County enjoyed another successful tournament run this past week, going 5-0 at the Veterans’ Memorial Tournament in Watkinsville and posting four shutouts.
The Panthers beat Stephens County (5-4), Tattnall County (9-0), George Walton Academy (6-0), South Effingham (4-0) and Toombs County (4-0).
Madison Whitmire homered three times in the tournament — giving her 11 for the year — and drove home seven runs. Haley Shinall picked up three wins and Satterfield recorded two.
Against Stephens County, Whitmire homered and went 2-for-3, driving in two runs, and Satterfield went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Shinall picked up the win, throwing a two-hitter with four walks while striking out nine.
In the win over Tattnall County, Whitmire went deep twice and drove home four runs in a 2-for-3 day. Other leading hitters were Victoria Fontana (2-for-3, two RBIs, one run) and Satterfield (1-for-3, RBI, one run). Satterfield got the win, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three.
Several different players sparked Jackson County in its win over George Walton — Alyssa Dasher (3-for-4, three RBIs), Jessica Baker (2-for-3, one run), Whitmire (1-for-3), Macey Latty (2-for-3, one run), Victoria Woods (1-for-3, two RBIs). Shinall recorded the win, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out four.
Against South Effingham, Baker went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored while Mason Garland went 2-for-3 as well with two runs. Satterfield picked up the win, surrendering four hits and no walks while striking out five. She also helped herself out at the plate, going 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Shinall closed the tournament against Toombs County with another dominant pitching performance, throwing a two-hitter and allowing just two walks while striking out nine. Baker led Jackson County offensively, going 1-for-1 with two RBIs. Whitmire went 1-for-2 with an RBI.