The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owen Co. to take on the Rebels in a district seeding game and came away with a 16-1 loss.
The Rebels managed just two runs in the first inning off starting pitcher Trevor Payton who struck out five in two innings.
But the Warriors were undone by defensive mistakes and timely hitting by the Rebels, who scored seven runs in the third and seven more in the fourth inning.
The Warriors got a run in the fifth when Ethan Adkins led off with a single and advanced to second on a balk. He then advanced to third and scored on a groundout by Cameron Mathis.
“Trevor did a good job on the mound and Cameron did okay although Travis Bell struggled a little,” coach LeRoy Dunn said. “Our defense did not play well and we were short handed at the catching position, which they took advantage of.
“We have to keep working on hitting and figure out how to score runs. If not, we will not win a game this season.”