JACKSON -- The Eastside baseball team won its third game in the last three days on Wednesday, defeating Jackson 6-1 in Region 4-AAA play.
Seth Allen earned the win on the mound, pitching six innings before reliever Sam Johnson closed out the seventh inning.
The Eagles (11-6, 8-2) had double-digit hits and were led by Keith Buckhault, who hit a three-run home run; Randy Loew, who had an RBI double; and Jake Wright, who went 4-for-4 with a single, a double and two home runs.
Eastside has won four games in a row. The Eagles will close out their four-games-in-four-days version of spring break at 5:55 p.m. today, facing Eagles Landing in McDonough. The first time the two teams met, on March 14, Eastside won 14-0 in four innings.
Salem's Brown pitches two-hitter against Cedar Shoals
ATHENS -- The Salem baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday, getting six shutout innings from Jarrett Brown in a 1-0 win over Cedar Shoals.
Brown struck out 10 and allowed two hits against the host Jaguars. The Seminoles, who lost 18-0 in four innings to Flowery Branch on Tuesday, still didn't get their bats going, but Cameron Gibson's fielder's choice RBI in the third inning was good enough.
"When you've been going through struggles like we have, I've been telling the kids, 'Nobody's going to help us,'" Salem coach Chad Kitchens said. "We won because we didn't make any mistakes. We didn't hit the ball as far as stringing a bunch of hits together, but we hit the ball hard (and) Jarrett pitched a great game. His last two outings, I wouldn't say they were bad, but he wasn't as dominant as he had been. But he was certainly dominant tonight."
Salem, which improved to 9-8 and 5-3 in Region 8-AAAA, travels to Danielsville for a Friday game with Madison County.