By Brandon Reed
Last week proved to be frustrating for the East Jackson Eagles who lost to region foes North Oconee and Jefferson.
East Jackson will try to turn its fortunes around on Thursday as they host Jefferson at 5:30 p.m.
The Eagles hosted the Titans, who entered the game 2-4 and 1-0 in region play.
The Titans took control of the game early, allowing just one hit in five innings and pounding the ball in a 20-0 five-inning shutout.
No individual stats were available at press time.
Things started well for the Eagles against Jefferson. After giving up a run in the bottom of the first, Caleb Hardy held the Dragons scoreless through the next two innings, but Jefferson refused to allow any Eagles to get across the plate to score.
Jefferson broke the game open in the bottom of the fourth with four runs to open up a 5-0 lead.
East Jackson responded in the top of the fifth by getting a run, but the Eagles would get no closer, as Jefferson added six more runs in the bottom of the sixth, and went on to win 11-1.
Hardy recorded the loss from the mound, pitching three innings, giving up one hit, one run and striking out one.
Nick Keyros went 1-1, and Ethan Allred had an RBI.
Next up for East Jackson was a trip to Elberton to face the Blue Devils, a team that currently has a 9-3 record.
It turned into another rough outing as the Eagles were soundly trounced 10-0 in a game that went only five innings.
Individual stats were not available at press time.
East Jackson was slated to travel to Homer to face Banks County on Tuesday. Results were not available at press time.