Zeroes help and hurt Owen County Rebels

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School baseball team found itself on both sides of shutouts last week.
After dropping an 8-3 decision May 5 to Franklin County High School, the Rebels welcomed Grant County High School to Dunavent Field on May 6.
The team was looking for its second win of the season against the Braves. Owen County won 8-4 in Dry Ridge on April 21.
The Rebels would get their 10th win of the season as they shutout the visitors 4-0. It was the second time this year the Rebels had held an opponent scoreless. Owen County shutout Frankfort High School 1-0 in March in a game also played at home.
On May 8, the Rebels hosted Shelby County High School; and found themselves in the opposite situation.
The Rockets knocked off Owen County 13-0. It was the third time this year they had been held without a run.
The week wrapped up on May 10 with a contest up the road against Walton-Verona High School. The Bearcats would get the best of the Rebels to win the game 5-3.
Owen County will spend this week wrapping up the regular season and getting ready for the 31st District Tournament next week at Henry County.
The Rebels will take on Simon Kenton High School on Thursday evening in Owenton. The Pioneers defeated the Rebels 5-4 on April 3, 2012 in a game played at Madison Southern High School.
On Friday, the Rebels will hit the road for Tates Creek. The last time the schools got together on the diamond was on April 9, 2012 with the Commodores winning 11-1.
The 31st District Tournament gets started on Monday night. Owen County will begin its title defense against Eminence.
The winner will take on Gallatin County on Tuesday night. The championship game is scheduled for May 21 at 6 p.m. Owen County defeated Gallatin County 3-2 in last year’s championship game.