JEFFERSON - The Salem baseball team (13-3 overall, 11-3 Region 8-AAAA) scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure a 5-2 victory over host Jackson County on Tuesday.
"Jackson County played a great game defensively," Salem coach Chris Davis said. "Their second baseman made four diving plays in the hole to take away hits, and their third baseman made three nice defensive plays. We really didn't do much offensively."
Dustin Dunlop, Josh Bailey and Drew Dentler all scored runs in the top of the seventh for the Seminoles. Jonathan Brewer scored the other two runs for Salem.
Junior pitcher Brandon Crumbley turned in a strong effort on the mound for the Seminoles, tossing a complete-game four-hitter while chalking up eight strikeouts.
Salem, which got back on the winning track after dropping a 5-2 decision to visiting Loganville on Monday, returns to action on the road today against Habersham Central in Mount Airy. The Seminoles conclude their week Friday at Madison County in Danielsville.
Rockdale at Madison County, ppd.
DANIELSVILLE - Rockdale's makeup game at Madison County was postponed Tuesday because no umpires showed up to work the game.
It was the second straight disappointing trip to Danielsville for the Bulldogs. Last Friday, Rockdale held a 3-0 lead in the third inning when the game was postponed by rain.
The Bulldogs, who play at Dacula tonight, are scheduled to try to make up the game at Madison County again Saturday in Danielsville.
Rockdale also has home games on Thursday against Habersham Central and Friday against Clarke Central.