Andrew Fogarty threw a complete game and struck out 11 as Jackson County downed cross-county rival East Jackson 6-0 Wednesday at home.
Forgarty (5-2) gave up only three hits and walked just one in picking up the win.
Nick Corso went 3-for-3 with two singles and a double to lead Jackson County offensively. Colby Cole was 1-for-2 with a double, Cal Tolbert went 1-for-1 with an RBI single and Travis Vickers was 2-for-3.
Jackson County led 2-0 after four innings but added three insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth.
The Panthers are 16-6 overall and 7-4 in region play. They are just one victory away from clinching a second-straight trip to the state playoffs.
Jackson County faces East Jackson again Friday on the road at 5:55 p.m.