Rebels top Trinity Wildcats in area game Friday

Published 10:08 am Monday, April 1, 2013

Tatum Dean of the Trinity Wildcats slides in as Thorsby's Braden McCrae throws the ball to a teammate.

Tatum Dean of the Trinity Wildcats slides in as Thorsby’s Braden McCrae throws the ball to a teammate in an area game Friday.

With the season winding down, every game becomes even more important, especially when those games are area contests.

The Thorsby Rebels found themselves in just such a match-up on Friday against the Trinity Wildcats.

Although the Rebels got out to an early lead, the Wildcats would make the game a close contest late, but in the end it was the Rebels that would come away with a 4-3 win.

Chas Mitchell started things off for the Wildcats reaching base safely on an infield error, but pitcher Bo Hoffman and the Thorsby defense managed to escape the inning unscathed.

The Rebels would fair no better in the home half of the first inning, and the game would remain scoreless after one inning.

After a three up and three down inning for the Wildcats, the Rebels would reel off four runs in the bottom of the second.

Tyler Owens would start the inning off with a walk, and a Bo Hoffman single would give the Rebels two base runners.

A second straight double for the Rebels, this time by Denham Childress, would score Owens, and a sac bunt by Brandon McRae would score Hoffman.

A deep shot to right center field by Chris Brown would clear the outfield wall and add two more for the Rebels, giving the home team an early four-run lead.

The third inning would result in a three up and three down inning for both teams. The Wildcats had their best chance of the game to score in the top of the fourth, but with bases loaded an infield grounder by Will Holland would end the inning and leave the score 4-0.

The Wildcat defense managed to shut down the Rebels after the second inning and would finally put points on the scoreboard in the top half of the sixth inning, scoring three runs and drawing to within one of the Rebels.

A Zach Walker walk to start the top of the seventh inning would lead to one on with no outs, but a sac bunt to move Walker to second would give the Wildcats one out. A Tatum Dean strikeout would put the Wildcats down to their last out.

A long fly ball to center would be brought in by Brown, closing the ball game and giving the Rebels the win.

Bo Hoffman pitched more than five innings for the Rebels with five strikeouts, six hits, five walks and three earned runs. Hoffman was also two-of-three at the plate with a single and a double.

Allen Wood pitched six innings for the Wildcats with six strikeouts, seven hits, one walk and four earned runs.