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SEB bashes Beach
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Southeast Bulloch pitcher Tyler Thornton tosses one toward the plate against Beach during the third inning of the opening game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Brooklet.

    It was a rough start for Southeast Bulloch to begin the season. The Yellow Jackets won just two of their first eight games, including back-to-back 15-0 and 16-1 losses to Appling County and Tattnall County, respectively.
    However, the Yellow Jackets seem to be on the right track after a double-header win over Beach extended the team’s win streak to seven games.
    Against Beach Tuesday at home, SEB scored 31 runs in just six innings over two games. In the first game of a double-header Southeast Bulloch defeated Beach 15-0. In game two, the Yellow Jackets stung Beach for 16 runs in just three innings.
    “We had a good day. We got done what we needed to. Give credit to Beach because they came out to play, but we were a better team,” SEB baseball coach Brandon Peterson said. “We did what we needed to do to get the win.”
    The sweep over Beach moves the Yellow Jackets to 10-6 on the season with an 8-0 sub-region 1-AAA record.
    SEB currently ranks No. 1 in the sub-region, which sets up a big matchup between the Yellow Jackets and Jenkins (6-10-1, 6-6-1 Region).
    “We’re playing a little bit better baseball and we’re being more consistent. We’re in first place and we have Jenkins on Friday,” Peterson said. “If we win, we’ll be the No. 1 seed. We don’t want to have to count on someone else doing something for us, we want to go ahead and take care of business. Jenkins is a good team and we’ll have to play well.”
    A vital piece to the Yellow Jackets’ success this season has been their speed on the base path. The top of SEB’s lineup has started to come on strong in the waning weeks of the season.
    In the second game of SEB’s double header, Klay Carter proved how fast he could be with his first triple of the season. Carter would later score on an RBI single in the first inning.
    Zach Owen also had a three-RBI inside-the-park home run in the first inning to give SEB a 5-0 lead.
    A slew of fielding errors from the Bulldogs allowed the Yellow Jackets to take advantage, scoring 11 runs in two innings.
    “I thought we executed well and kept our heads. We just stuck to what we were going to do,” said Carter. “We didn’t get distracted. We just played baseball.
“Prom just ended, it’s spring break, but we had to keep focused and take care of Beach.”
    SEB will host Jenkins Friday.

    Horace Holloman may be reached at (912) 489-9408.