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Eastside Eagles fall in game two to Winder-Barrow
Eastside Baseball 2024

COVINGTON, Ga. — Four runs in the top of the seventh were too much to overcome for the Eastside Eagles, who lost 6-1 against Winder-Barrow at home on Friday night.

The Eagles’ win streak ended at four games thanks to the Bulldoggs’ six runs and seven strikeouts. 

Despite eight hits and six errors from the Winder-Barrow defense, the Eagles were only came up with one run, scored in the bottom of the first when Chase Jordan crossed home plate thanks to a fielding error by the Bulldoggs infield.

From then on, the game was all Winder-Barrow. The Bulldoggs answered back immediately with two runs to take the lead in the top of the second.

Both of the Bulldoggs’ runs in the second frame came on RBI groundouts.

Walker Watwood was credited with the win on Friday night with two innings pitched and two strikeouts to his name. In total there were seven Bulldogg players to reach base via hit or walk.

Three Eagles took the mound on Friday evening starting with Landon Black who pitched two innings. In his two innings of work, the Bulldoggs managed to tally two earned runs on three hits.

Then, Brandon Ellis came to the mound and pitched four shutout innings with nine strikeouts. The Bulldoggs seemed to figure him out in the top of the seventh scoring four more runs. Ellis also had two hits and a walk in three at-bats.

Isaiah Biggers came in to finish out the game for the Eagles giving up no hits or walks in his 2.3 innings pitched.  

The loss drops the Eagles to 11-10 on the season and 6-4 in region games. Next up for Eastside is a home and away series against Hart County on April 2 and 3. 

In the Eagles first matchup with the Bulldoggs on Wednesday, March 27, Eastside came away with the 5-1 victory on the back of seven innings pitched from Blake Hughes.

Two key region games follow the Hart County series because after that the Eagles will have Jefferson who sit at second in the region standings by a three game margin. While playoffs seem likely for the Eagles, they will need wins against Jefferson due to the Eagles being tied for third with Flowery Branch in Region 8-AAAAA standings.