Safe to say, it was a good night at the plate Wednesday for the Rockdale baseball team. The Bulldogs exploded for 20 runs, the most the program has scored in a single game since 2010, in cruising to a 20-1 victory over Morrow in Region 2-AAAAAA.
Rockdale, trying to secure one of the region's four state playoff spots, improved to 4-6 against league foes and 11-11 overall with its second consecutive win. The 20-run outburst was the most runs scored by the program since the 2010 team scored 19 in a win over Riverdale.
It's also the second time this season the Rockdale offense has had its way with the Morrow pitching staff. The Bulldogs won 17-0 in their first meeting March 15.
The Bulldogs will try to move over the .500 mark for the first time this season when they travel to Druid Hills on Monday for a 5 p.m. game.
Both Heritage and Salem ran into two of the top teams in Region 8-AAAAA Wednesday and both of the Conyers schools struggled. Heritage had its season-high three-game winning streak snapped in an 11-1 loss to defending state champion Loganville. Tyler Holcombe had an RBI-single in the fifth for the only run of the day for the Patriots (7-15, 6-7).
Salem fell to Winder-Barrow, 11-1, the Seminoles' seventh consecutive loss in the series with the Bulldoggs. Salem (10-13, 2-11) last defeated Winder in April 2008.
Both Heritage and Salem had rematches with Loganville and Winder, respectively, Thursday, which ended too late for this edition.