Rebels drop district opener

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By Brian Blair

After four road games to begin the baseball season, The Owen County High School boys baseball team finally played their first home game on Saturday. Unfortunately it was not the result they were hoping for.
Owen County defeated Carroll County three times last year. In two of the victories, the Rebels shutout the Panthers and the other was a one-run decision in the 31st District semifinals.
Saturday at Dunavent Field, the two teams would need extra innings to decide an outcome with the Panthers headed back to Carrollton with a  2-1 win in nine innings. It was the team’s first extra-inning contest of the season. Last year, the Rebels were 1-1 in extra inning contests.
The home loss came a day after Owen County played at Bellevue on Friday. The Rebels defeated the Tigers 5-3. The game was the first between the two schools since March 27, 2007 when Owen County knocked off Bellevue 7-0 in Owenton.
Owen County headed into spring break with a 2-3 record.
After playing in the Valley Invitational to begin the week, the team will be back in action at home on Monday against Western Hills.
They will then hit the road on Tuesday for a game with Shelby.