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SEB sweeps doubleheader with Johnson
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Southeast Bulloch pitcher Peyton Carr fires a strike against Johnson in the second inning Thursday.

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jacket baseball team continued their dominance of their region lower half Thursday night, as they swept the visiting Johnson Atomsmashers in a doubleheader. The Jackets took the opener 22-0, and went on to win the nitecap by a score of 17-1.

I appreciate those guys from Johnson for showing up and trying hard,” said Southeast Bulloch coach Brandon Peterson. “Their coach is trying his best to teach them the game, and we have had a lot of other teams forfeit, and just not show up, so I'm thankful for a couple of chances to play this evening.”

Neither game was very competitive from the start, but unlike a few of the other region games the Atomsmashers were at least primarily throwing strikes. With the ball being near the plate, the Jackets had plenty of hits, in fact they had 14 hits in the first inning of the first game alone.

Michael Rigdon had two hits and three RBI in the first inning, while Peyton Carr had a pair of hits and three RBI as well. Southeast Bulloch would take a 13-0 lead after one inning of play.

In the second inning Tyler DeLoach hit his second home run in the past two days. Thursday’s was a three run blast to left that helped stretch the Yellow Jacket lead to 16-0. The Jackets would add a few more runs in the second, and went on to win 22-0.

On the mound Logan Herring, Carr and DeLoach combined on the no-hit three inning shutout.

In game two it was much the same story, with Peterson subbing in a few younger players who typically don’t start. It didn’t really matter who was in the game as the Jackets continued to pile up the hits. Offensive standouts from game two included Tucker Czech and Toby WIlliams, while Blaize Minick and Herring had back to back RBI triples as the Jackets took game two 17-1.

On the mound Will Hitchens pitched the first two innings of game two, while Ethan Shannon closed things up in the third and final inning.

The Jackets improve to 13-7 overall and 8-4 in region play. The buzz around Brooklet Thursday was more about the Jackets winning by the run rule Wednesday night, as they beat South Effingham 12-2.

“We know our region tends to have a few teams that really struggle, so it’s important to schedule some good teams towards the end of the season,” Peterson said. “We really played well last night in run ruling South Effingham. Blaize Minick threw well and we got a big home run from Tyler Deloach.”

“Over the next week or so we will play ECI and Calvary, as well as a region game with Jenkins,” Peterson said. “We have had battles with ECI in the past, and I expect that to be the case again next week. We play Calvary next week as well, and they are usually strong, and we go to South Effingham for a rematch on April 10th. These games will help us as we prepare for the postseason.”

Up next, the Yellow Jackets will host ECI Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.