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Salem baseball edges Loganville
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The Salem varsity baseball team kept its win streak alive Wednesday night, edging Loganville on the road 10-9 in Region 8-AAAAA play.

Cole Gibson picked up the win on the mound as the Seminoles’ offense helped their starter with 15 hits. Gibson allowed six runs on seven hits and six walks, but tallied four strikeouts in the win.

Jordan Scott paced the Seminoles at the dish, finishing with a team-high four hits while knocking in a pair of RBIs.

“We played really well yesterday and did a great job of playing as a team,” Salem coach Chad Kitchens said. “It has been awhile since we beat Loganville, so it was a great victory and moment for us.  Hopefully, we can do it again (Thursday) to send our seniors off on a great note. 

“Cole pitched a great game and Jordan Johnson had a huge homer to put us up,” he said. “A lot of people had good games … it was a team effort.”

With the game tied at six apiece, Jordan Johnson helped break open a deadlocked contest, blasting a grand slam over the fence, putting Salem ahead 10-6. The homer was part of a two-hit day for Johnson who finished with five total RBIs.

Akil Baddoo and Ndiayemon Harrison also finished with multi-hit games, combining for five hits, three walks, four stolen bases and three runs scored.

Harrison also earned the hold for the Seminoles, throwing 1-1/3 innings on the mound while Rocky Mauriello picked up the save, giving up just two hits in 2/3 innings of work.