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Lady Cardinals still on a roll

By Anthony Rhoads and Doug Gorman

The Jonesboro Lady Cardinals are on a roll.

They went undefeated in the Clayton County tournament over the weekend and beat Lovejoy in the finals.

Tuesday, they took care of Area 2-AAAAA opponent Morrow 15-0.

Today, they will need that momentum as they take on the Henry County Ladyhawks, one of the top teams in the area. Jonesboro will play host to Henry County and game time is set for 5:45 p.m.

Henry County is coming off an 18-0 victory over Mt. Zion on Tuesday and a 17-0 victory over Tucker Wednesday.

In the Wednesday game, Amber Harrell struck out nine in three innings and Kristen Sims struck out three in two innings.

Henry County has run-ruled its opponents in three straight games. Henry County is now 17-7 overall and 5-2 in the region.

Area preview?: Tuesday's game between Stockbridge and Eagle's Landing might have been a glimpse at the upcoming Area 2-AAAAA tournament.

Both teams entered the game undefeated in area play but Stockbridge came away with a 1-0, extra-inning victory.

"We'll probably play Eagle's Landing in the tournament and it will probably come down to one run again," Stockbridge head coach Randy Stracner said. "It always come down to one run between us. I knew it would come down to this."

Stracner said he enjoys playing tough competition in the regular season because it prepares his team for the playoffs.

"The tough games early in the season are helping us now and the tough games in the region are going to help us in the tournament," he said. "It's really helped us get ready."

Stockbridge is currently 17-5 and 7-0 in Area 2-AAAAA.

Last year, Stockbridge advanced to the Elite 8 in Columbus for the second year in a row. Henry County, Eagle's Landing and Jonesboro made it to the state sectionals.

Lady Golden Eagles win: Terri Mesko struck out five over three innings to help the Eagle's Landing Lady Golden Eagles to a 16-0 victory over Morrow Wednesday.

Eagle's Landing improved to 6-1 in region action.

Allison Cantrell picked up three hits and drove in two RBIs. Emily Lynch had five RBIs and pounded out two triples.