The Buford Yellow Jackets kept pace for a Class A Upper State baseball bid with a 9-5 road win over North Central on Monday.
The Jackets, 6-8, 4-6, received a route job from hurler Colt Ellis, who hurled seven innings and allowed five runs, seven hits and two walks.
Ellis supported his cause with a three-run home run and drove in four runs and scored a run.
Ricky Lewis supplied three hits and drove in a run to go with a run scored. Logan Segee drilled three hits.