THOMASVILLE -- Thomas County Central rolled to its eighth victory of the season Tuesday with an 11-1 victory over Region 1-AAAA rival Ware County.

Central was hot at the plate and received stellar pitching from Erin Searcy. Searcy allowed just one run on two hits in five innings, while striking out seven. She was helped out by nine Central hits, led by shortstop Alexx Smith.

She finished with two hits, a double and three RBIs.

Central's hitting parade was even more impressive considering eight of its nine starters had at least one hit.

But what has impressed Central head coach Larry Green even more this season has been the defensive play of his Lady Jackets.

"We had some problems defensively early in the season but we've made great strides in that area," said Green. "We're starting to hit the ball hard."

Central is now 8-3 and 3-1 in region play.

The Lady Jackets return to the field Thursday with a game at Ware County.

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