The Strom Thurmond Rebels went on the road and defeated Swansea Tuesday night in a game that had huge implications for the race for the Region V AAA title. The game was neck and neck until the 4th inning when the Rebels broke the scoreless tie. Payton Smith led off the 4th was a walk and Lakelan Rutland then laid down a nice drag bunt that advanced Payton Smith to 3rd. Hunter Cadiere then was hit by a pitch loading the bases. First basemen Jud Childress worked the count full and hit a sacrifice fly to score Smith. Freshman Caleb Jones then hit a two RBI single to extend the Rebel lead. Jones also had a fantastic night on the mound for the Rebels. Jones pitched a complete game on 72 pitches and did not give up a hit until the 6th innings. The Rebels are now 13-4 overall and 6-1 in Region V AAA play. The Rebels will host Saluda in a non Region match up on Thursday and Gilbert in a Region match up on Friday. Both games start at 6:00.
- W 4 Strom Thurmond High School
- 0 Swansea High School
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