Eastside and Newton had to wait a week for a game which was rescheduled after rains canceled the first scheduled county matchup, and it took the Eagles a little longer to get started Saturday.
When they did, the Eagles ran their record to 4-0 with a 14-12 win over the hosts Rams.
Newton started off with three runs in the first inning after Rams’ pitcher Shawn Guckenberger kept Eastside off the scoreboard in the top half, and the Rams went on from there making it 7-0.
Drew Buckhault started Eastside’s scoring in the second to make it 7-1. Eastside began to catch up as Jacob Wilder scored the second run.
From there Newton began to help out the Eagles with a slew of errors.
“We started off slow with a freshman pitcher, but once they settled down they played good defense.” Newton coach Scott Walker said. “We made too many errors.”
The Eagles later caught up to the Rams during the fourth inning and kept the sixth inning short by getting three Rams out.