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moved to third on a fielder’s choice be­fore scor­ing on a wild pitch.

East­side strung to­gether three hits in the bot­tom of the sec­ond in­ning to ex­tend its lead to 3-0. Amanda Hawkins sin­gled and moved to sec­ond on a sac­ri­fice be­fore Erica Cronic knocked her home with a sin­gle. Af­ter Bianca Reed dou­bled, Cronic came in to score on a fielder’s choice.

The Lady Ea­gles tacked on one more run in the bot­tom of the third on an RBI sin­gle by Sierra Pe­tree.

Hen­der­son dom­i­nated

the Hart County (13-3, 2-2) lineup and recorded at least two strike­outs in ev­ery in­ning ex­pect the sev­enth. She had a no-hit­ter go­ing into the fourth in­ning be­fore the Bull­dogs put to­gether back-to-back hits to break up the no-no and score their lone run.

East­side cur­rently sits in the third slot in the re­gion stand- ings for the 8-AAA tour­na­ment. That is likely to change af­ter the Lady Ea­gles play their make-up game against Oconee County.

“I feel good but I feel like over­all, ev­ery team in the re­gion is pretty good and we can’t take any­one for granted,” Wood said. “We have come out and play the way we are capa- ble of play­ing and not play on their level.”

Hawkins led the way for East­side with two hits as the Lady Ea­gles ended with eight hits for the game.

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