The Eastern Alamance High baseball team got in the win column for the first time over the weekend, as the Eagles traveled across the county to Swepsonville and defeated Southern Alamance on the road, 6-4.
Eastern pushed across a run in the top of the first inning, and held onto that slim lead until the top of the fifth, when the Eagles broke the game open with five runs. The key hits came off the bats of John Hudson and Wes Barrow, who drove in two runs each with a pair of doubles.
Southern Alamance rallied to cut the lead in half, 6-3, with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. But the Eagles held the Patriots off the scoreboard down the stretch, only allowing one final run to the home team in the bottom of the seventh. Junior Landon Hardister picked up the victory on the mound for the Eagles, pitching three innings. The Eagles also got 2.1 innings of key relief work from Joey Teixeira, along with an inning from Drew Logan and two outs from Kasen McCawley to close out the game.
EAHS returned to the diamond Tuesday for their conference opener at Person. The Eagles host the Rockets in Mebane Friday night.