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SEB makes short work of Groves Rebels
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The Southeast Bulloch baseball team continued to plow through their region schedule as they took two games from the visiting Groves Rebels Friday evening. The Yellow Jackets won game one 16-1, and went on to take the nightcap 17-2.

“We got two region wins and that is the biggest thing,” said Southeast Bulloch coach Brandon Peterson. “It can be challenging when pitching is so erratic, but I feel like we took some good swings when they threw strikes.”

The Rebels actually took a short-lived lead in game one. Jake Jackson reached on a walk, advanced to second on a ground out, and then came in to score as Kennedy Jackson hit a ball to short that was bobbled and then thrown away and it was 1-0 Groves.

From there, it was all Yellow Jackets.

A couple of walks and a past ball, would be followed by an infield single by Cole Mincey that plated Michael Rigdon for a 1-0 lead. Tyler DeLoach then made it 2-0 with an RBI single to center. With runners on second and third Chase Walker hit a slow grounder to the pitcher, which was thrown into right field, allowing both runners to score for a 4-0 lead.

The runs continued as Rigdon’s ground ball to short was misplayed, which allowed two more runs to score to make it 6-0. Dylan Ruarks added a bases clearing single to push the lead to 9-0 at the end of the first.

In the second the Jackets nearly had the mercy rule victory, but missed it by one run. With the bases loaded Colby Marsh hit a ground ball to short, which went through the shortstop's legs, allowing two more runs to score, and made it 11-0.

Mincey then delivered an RBI single to center to make it 12-0. The Jackets scored their next two runs off of Rebel errors, and then took a 15-1 lead as Ruarks scored on a wild pitch.

The Jackets ended things in the third as with Slade Burgin on third, WIll Hitchens hit a deep fly ball to left that was caught, Burgin tagged up and scored for the final run in a 16-1 victory.

On the mound for the Yellow Jackets, Tyler Deloach struck out two in the first, Tyler Bailey struck out the side in the second, and Mincey struck out two batters in the third.

The story was much the same in game two as the Yellow Jackets took advantage of plenty of Rebel walks and errors en route to a 17-2 victory in three innings.

Dylan Ruarks led the way offensively going two for two with five RBI’s.

On the mound the trio of Rigdon, Peyton Carr and Toby Williams combined for allowing only one hit  while striking out seven.