The Union County baseball team got some revenge on Wednesday night when they handed Hillcrest a 17-3 loss.
Earlier in the season, the Jackets engaged in a four-hour, 15-inning battle with the Rams that resulted in a 15-13 Union County loss.
The Jackets avenged the loss in five innings on Wednesday using 11 hits for 17 runs.
Union County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with RBI singles courtesy of Josh Simpson and Cal Arnold.
Hillcrest picked up a couple of runs in the bottom of the inning and another in the bottom of the second to tie the game at 3-3.
The Jackets had some intelligent at bats in the third to draw five walks with one hit for four runs.
Keimond Eison worked from the mound and held Hillcrest scoreless in the bottom of the inning.
Four additional runs were tacked on in the fourth beginning with a force and ending with a two run single from Eison to pad the lead, 11-3.
The Jackets held the Rams to three up, three down in the bottom of the inning and returned to offense where they plated six runs on six hits.
Simpson started off the inning with a double to left field, followed by Arnold with a shot up the middle for a single. Will Palmer followed up with an RBI single and Juwuan Rice, pinch running for Arnold, stole home. Eison collected an infield single with two RBI and Jaquan Foster reached first with an error that scored two runs. Jake Walton and Bubba Means each contributed hits before the Rams could end the inning.
Hillcrest would need four runs in the bottom of the inning to stay alive. A single with two outs gave the Rams a base runner but he was left on after Lee Wilburn scooped up a hot grounder at third to put it away, 17-3.
Eison picked up the win for Union County, pitching four innings with four strikeouts and two walks, giving up four hits.
Glenn hurled one inning of relief with one strikeout and one hit.
Eison also helped himself at the plate, going 2-3 and racking up four RBI. Simpson was also 2-3, with a double and two RBI. Arnold was 2-2, Walton was 2-4 with an RBI, Bubba Means was 1-1 with an RBI and Will Palmer was 1-1.