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Posted: April 14, 2012 5:16 p.m.

Eastside baseball wins fourth straight

The Eastside Eagles baseball team notched another Region 4-AAA win with a 6-2 victory over the Henry County Warhawks.

Sophomore Peyton Pallay started the game for the Eagles (17-4, 11-2) and over the course of four innings allowed only one run, four hits and two walks while striking out two.

Pallay got some run support early when sparkplug Cody Walker led off with a single and was then driven in by a Keith Buckhault homerun.

Two batters later, Musashi Briem hit a solo home run and the Eagles took a 3-1 lead at the bottom of the first.

The lefty Pallay used a wicked pick-off move to get two base runners off the paths early in the game to thwart the Warhawk (2-15, 1-12) running attack.

Pallay would go on to pitch a scoreless second, third and fourth inning before handing the pitching duties over to senior Matt Hitchcock.

Hitchcock shut down Henry County for two innings of no hit baseball while striking out one and letting his defense take care of the rest of the outs.

The biggest excitement of the game for Eastside occurred on a Briem single that turned into a home run when an errant throw from the outfield pulled the Warhawk defenders away from second base allowing Briem to advance, noticing that no one was covering third, Briem kept running as the catcher scrambled to cover the base.

When Briem popped up he noticed that home plate was left unattended and he continued on for the score. The Eagles would add another run in the inning via a Jerold Sumner double and a Walker RBI.

Ty Raynor took the mound to finish things up for the Eagles but soon found himself in a bases loaded situation as he struggled to find the strike zone. Daniel Garrett relieved Raynor and induced a double play and notched a strike out to end the game. Eastside will travel to Locust Grove to face the Wildcats (11-8,8-5) in another Region 4-AAA match-up today.

 

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