The Monday before last, the Lady Rebels softball team traveled to Hiawassee to take on the Towns County Lady Indians. Both teams had just come from a loss their games before the matchup and were looking to redeem themselves with a win.
Both teams started off the game holding the other on defense. They kept the score 0-0 for the first inning until they started to put the ball into action in the second. Fannin opened up the second inning by putting two runs on the board while the Lady Indians answered by putting up five of their own.
The Lady Rebels came back in the third inning where they put three runs on the board and tied the game 5-5. Both teams fought for their lead and didn’t let the other score over two innings. Fannin was able to put one run on the board in the sixth inning to take the lead over the Indians. The Lady Rebels were determined to keep their lead and kept the Indians from scoring in the bottom of the sixth.
Fannin came back in the seventh inning with a huge at bat. Their intensity came alive as they added seven runs to their score. They hit the field with the same determination and allowed Towns to add only two runs to their score.
Senior pitcher, Amelia Sneed, struck out seven batters over seven innings. Over those seven innings, twenty of her first pitches to a new batter were strikes. Throughout the game, Towns County had eight hits while Fannin had six. Although the Indians had more hits, Fannin made less errors on defense. The Lady Rebels allowed six defensive errors while the Lady Indians allowed seven.
With a score of 13-7, the Lady Rebels walked away with a win for the night. Fannin’s win put their overall record at 5-5 and leaves their region record at 2-2.