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Warriors fall to Rebels

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By Greg Woods

 sports@hclocal.com

The Eminence Warriors baseball season came to an end in the first round of the district tournament as they lost 6-2 to the Owen County Rebels at Henry County High School.

Owen County scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

The Rebels added a run in the bottom of the second.

The Warriors scored two runs in the top of the third to pull within two runs. Allen Baxter led off with a walk, stole second base and was sacrificed to third by Alec Sprabury. David Richards followed with a grounder to shortstop that was misplayed for an error allowing Baxter to score.

Marshall Metten singled and Richards reached third before coming home on a throwing error by the second baseman to make it 4-2.

Owen County answered with a run in the bottom of the third to make it 5-2. They also scored an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth.

The Warriors had two base runners in both the sixth and seventh inning but could not bring them around to score.

“We left too many runners in scoring position,” EHS Coach Eric Metten said. “We had plenty of chances to take the lead and win this game. When we figure out what it takes to complete a game, then we will be tough to handle.”

Metten had nothing but praise for the seniors who played their last game in an EHS uniform.

“I would like to congratulate the departing seniors and wish them well on whatever road they take,” Metten said. “I wish we could have sent them out on a higher note but hope they still enjoyed their baseball experience. They don’t know it yet, but they are helping turn the page for a better Eminence baseball program.”