Thomas County Central remains winless in Region 1-AAAAA play.
After the Yellow Jackets’ latest setback — a 6-2 decision to visiting Lee County on Tuesday — coach Chad Parkerson said a slight change can have a big impact on reversing those fortunes.
“We’re just going to have to stay the course, and play with a little fire in our belly,” Parkerson said. “Like I said out there, we have to play to win and not play not to lose. There’s a difference. There’s little bit more getty-up when you play to win as opposed to being a little more passive when you play to not make mistakes.
“Mistakes are going to happen, and that’s OK as long as it’s full steam ahead and 100 miles per hour.”
Against the Trojans, who picked up their first region win after an 0-3 start and are now just 2-6 overall, Central dug a hole early as Lee County jumped on top 3-0 in the first. That early onslaught, as well, as the Trojans’ two-run fifth that put them back in control, came with some help from the Jackets, who fell to 4-6 overall and 0-5 in the region.
After allowing a one-out single, Central starter Peyton Singletary hit Andrew Stroud with a pitch and then the Jackets committed errors on back-to-back plays to help spur the Trojans’ frame. Chris Mosley added a two-out RBI single for Lee County.
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