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Posted: March 13, 2012 9:36 p.m.

Eagles baseball on hot streak

Eastside won its sixth straight, defeating Eagles Landing 8-3 on Monday night.

Getting the start for Eastside was Daniel Garrett.

Garrett allowed three hits in the first inning resulting in a run for Eagles Landing, but he would settle in and only allow two additional hits and no runs through the remainder of his time on the mound through the fifth inning.

Garrett kept his composure under difficult weather circumstances as what started as a light rain in the second inning developed into a steady downpour by the bottom of the fourth.

Eastside provided some offense for Garrett early on as they scored five runs in the first inning after Cody Walker walked and was driven home by Joey Mitchell's triple. Keith Buckhault then reached on an error, followed by walks to Musashi Briem and Jerold Sumner.
With bases loaded Antonius "T" Sims hit a sacrifice fly to score Buckhault. Matt Hitchcock reached on a fielder's choice scoring Briem. Sumner ended up scoring on an error.

As the rain picked up, the scoring pace slowed and neither team scored in the second, third or fourth innings.

Eastside scored another three runs in their half of the fifth courtesy of a couple of Eagles landing via errors and a squeeze play. Tyler Bailey assumed the pitching duties for the sixth and seventh inning. Bailey faced nine batters, striking out three and walking one as Eagles Landing wound up scoring two unearned runs in the wet and sloppy conditions. The Eastside Eagles will host a strong Spalding team on Wednesday in another region game.

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