On 9/15, the Lady Rebels softball team traveled to Pace Academy for a double header. To start off the day, Holy Innocents and Pace Academy played a game at 9am. After a long game, Holy Innocents walked away with a 4-2 victory over Pace. Right after their victory, Holy Innocents turned around and took on Fannin County.
The Lady Rebels started off batting where they were able to adjust quickly in the box. Fannin got one run across the plate before Holy Innocents got their third out. Fannin brought their A game on defense where they did not let the Bears score a single run until the last inning. Over seven innings, Fannin continued to extend their lead. Fannin only had one error on defense while Holy Innocents had three. Amelia Sneed pitched a great game from the mound by striking out three batters over seven innings. Fannin was up 3-0 at the top of the seventh inning when their bats started to get hot. The Lady Rebels managed to get their hits down and score four runs with their last at bat. Seniors, Macy Galloway and Reagan Young, led Fannin in hits for the game with two a piece. The Bears started to fight back at the bottom of the seventh inning. With their last at bat, they started to hit the ball and were able to score three runs. Although they tried to make a comeback towards the end, they were unable to catch up to the Lady Rebels. For Fannin’s first game of the day, they pulled off a 7-3 victory.
After the Lady Rebels pulled off their first win of the day, they went into their next game against Pace Academy looking for another. For the third and final game of the day, Fannin took the field first with the same drive they had the first game. The Rebels fought hard on defense and did not let the Knights score until the sixth inning when they put one run on the board and no more after that. Just like the game prior, Fannin only had one defensive error while their opponent had three. Although Fannin was hot from the start on defense, it took them a while to adjust on offense. The Rebels finally started to put the ball into play at the bottom of the third inning by scoring one run. After the third, Fannin got out of their hitting slump and continued to hit the ball in all of the right places. Seniors, Maleah Stepp and Reagan Young, led Fannin in hitting for the second game with two hits a piece. With a runner on first base, Young stepped up to the plate and hit a ball deep right field which resulted in a inside the park home run, adding two runs to Fannin’s score. By the time the seventh inning rolled around, Fannin’s lead proved to be too much for Pace to catch up to. The Lady Rebels got their second win of the day with an 8-1 victory over the Lady Knights.
Fannin’s wins put their overall record at 7-10 while there region record stayed the same at 3-5.