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Baseball off to rough start after five road losses

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By Brian Blair

It has not been a good start for the Owen County baseball team.

The team began the season last week with five games outside of Owenton. They would lose each of them.

The Rebels dropped a tough one-run contest at Carroll County last Tuesday as they fell 8-7 to the Panthers. It was the team’s seventh straight loss to Carroll County. The last time the Rebels knocked off the Panthers was back on May 22, 2012, when Owen County won 8-7 in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament.

The next day, the Rebels traveled to Frankfort where they dropped a 7-0 contest to Franklin County.

Owen County spent Friday and Saturday in Danville taking part in the Webster Orthodontics Danville Invitational. On Friday night the Rebels took on the defending state champions, the West Jessamine Colts. For the second game in a row, Owen County would fail to push a run across the plate as they fell 4-0.

On Saturday the team began the day by dropping a 6-4 decision to Danville before taking on Western Hills in the afternoon. Against the Wolverines, the Rebels would surrender five runs in the in the fourth inning to break open a 2-2 game and go on to lose 10-3.

The team looks to turn things around this week. They will be at home on Thursday night against Henry County. They will then participate in the Madisonville Invitational Tournament April 5-7. They are schedule to play Webster County, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Russellville and Livingston Central.