The Fannin County High School Rebels baseball team bounced back from a 12 game losing streak to start a two game win streak. The streak resulting in the Rebels beating the Banks Leopard, with a 14-45 win on the road and a 7-3 win at home. The Rebels now sit at 5-13 on the season.
Game one began with the Rebels pouncing on the Leopards early, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Jordan Gray’s RBI single scored Peyton Satterfield and Gray scored on an RBI single from Trevor Stone.
The top of the second saw the Fannin lead increase to 5-0. James Pellegrino’s fly ball single to right field scored Will Farmer, before Pellegrino and Jerod Petty each scored on an error. The Leopards cut the lead to three with two runs scored in the bottom of the inning.
After trading a run each the fourth inning, the Rebels romped in the top of the fifth, with five runs pushing the lead to 11-3. Three more runs in the top of the sixth combined with only one more run from Banks, in the bottom of the fifth, secured the 14-4 victory and ended the 12 game slide.
Pellegrino lead the Rebels with three RBI and three runs scored. Satterfield tied for the lead in RBI. Starting pitcher, Stone, threw five and third innings, giving up one earned run and striking out three batters. Jacob Reece pitched the final two thirds of the last inning ending with one strike out.
The first score of the second battle with Banks did not happen until the bottom of the second inning when O’Neal scored off an error to take a 1-0 lead; however the Leopards leapt into the lead with two runs scored in the top of the third.
Hester’s two run single scored Satterfield and Gray and put the Rebels back in front, 3-2, going into the fourth. The score remained the same until Banks tied the game with a run in the top of the fifth.
The Rebels took the lead for good with a four run bottom of the sixth inning. Cody Falls’ RBI double scored Farmer securing the lead at 4-3. Hunter Rice scored on a passed ball, before an RBI single from Stone pushed the lead to three, 6-3. Gray scored on an error for the final score of the night.
Fannin held Banks scoreless throughout the last inning, securing the 7-3 victory.