​Rebels escape Stoney Creek with 14-11 win over Rangers

Published 11:19 am Friday, March 30, 2018

There was no doubt that the Unaka Rangers had plenty of fight in them when the South Greene Rebels paid a visit to the Rangers diamond on Thursday night.

With a never surrender attitude, the Rangers fell just short in a high-scoring contest dropping a 14-11 decision as the game finished under a pouring rain.

South Greene plated four runs in the first and a solo run in the second to build a 5-3 lead after two complete as Unaka responded with three runs of their own in their half of the first inning.

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After a scoreless third on both sides, both teams responded with two runs apiece in the fourth frame as South Greene continued to maintain their two-run edge, 7-5, heading into the fifth frame.

The Rebels managed to plate two more scores to extend their lead to 9-5 as the Rangers failed to score in their half of the fifth inning.

With a four-run sixth, the Rebels appeared to get enough runs to put the game away, however, Coach Tee Blevins team put three runs on the board in the bottom of the sixth and three more in the bottom of the seventh in their attempt to reel the Rebels in.

Unaka actually had the bases loaded with the tying run on first in the seventh only to see South Greene work out of the jam to secure the non-conference win.

Unaka had six players cross the dish as Isaac Hill led the way by scoring four times for the Rangers. Blake King and Bryson Street accounted for a pair of runs while John-Wesley Hardin, John Ramsey, and Daniel Ensor each scored one run apiece in the contest.