The Salem Seminoles were busy at the plate, swinging a hot bat as they beat Cedar Shoals 8-6 on Monday, April 20.
Brandon Crumbley delivered two hits with three RBIs including his eighth homer of the season. Other Seminoles with multiple hit performances were Jimmy Gerard, Cameron Gibson and Kelsey Rudolph, who had three hits, three RBIs and four stolen bases.
Despite a shaky outing by the bullpen, starting pitcher Jarrett Brown was strong, tossing six and one-third scoreless innings. He scattered two hits with six strikeouts to earn the victory.
However, the thrill of victory was short-lived as Salem dropped its next game versus Winder-Barrow. The team's 9-6 loss against the Bulldogs resulted in Salem being swept by Winder-Barrow for the 2009 season.
Rockdale outscores opponents 19-4, wins twice
It was all smiles for fans of Rockdale County baseball as the Bulldogs went 2-0 this past week.
On Monday, the team had a pleasant trip to Danielsville following a 7-2 triumph over Madison County. Jerrod Foskey went six strong innings from the mound to pick up the win. He received offensive support from Buck Farmer, who delivered a solo home run and Kevin Dawkins, who belted two doubles.
On Wednesday, the Bulldogs returned home had an explosion at the plate following a 12-2 win in six innings.
Rockdale County led 4-2 going into the bottom of the sixth when they posted an eight-run inning to clinch a mercy rule win. Dustin Young's two-run homer set off the scoring onslaught. Later, Chris Robuck hit a grand slam to give Rockdale County a huge cushion. The Bulldogs batted around in the inning and Young hit an RBI single to end the game.