Rebels fall in sectional

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School baseball team went into Friday night’s All ‘A’ Sectional contest hoping to earn a trip to Whitaker Bank Park. It was not to be.
The Rebels managed only two hits and committed a pair of errors in losing to Whitfield Academy 3-0.
The Wildcats got a run in the fourth and then two more in the fifth to earn a berth in the quarterfinals of the All ‘A’ State Tournament against Danville this weekend in Lexington.
Before Friday night, the Rebels were in action on April 22 at home against Bellevue. Owen County would close out the Owen County Invitational Tournament with a 3-2 win over the Tigers.
On April 23, they would pick up their ninth straight win by defeating Gallatin County High School 3-1.
The winning streak would come to a screeching halt on Thursday when the team traveled to take on Henry County High School.
The Wildcats would beat the Rebels twice in convincing fashion. Henry County won 10-0 and 13-1 both in five innings. While the two wins ended Owen County’s winning streak, it extended Henry County’s to six straight.
The team will be back on the field on Thursday against Trimble County High School.
Owen County defeated the Raiders 6-3 to win the 8th Region All ‘A’ Championship.
The Rebels will then be in action on Thursday and Friday at Scott County.
Owen County will take on Ryle on Friday night. The Raiders are one of the top teams in the Ninth Region, who as of last weekend were 19-3 on the season.
On Saturday, they will play both North Laurel and Scott County high schools, who both sport winning records.
The Rebels will then play at Tates Creek on Monday before hosting Walton-Verona on Tuesday night.