The Franklin County baseball Rebels lost to the Moore County Raiders 3-0 on the road Wednesday for their 14th loss of the season.
The teams combined for just six total hits in the defensive contest with the Raiders doing all of their scoring in the bottom of the fifth to give the Rebels a loss.
The Rebels had an early scoring opportunity when Eric Jones hit a single to start the second inning and then stole second base. However, Jones wouldn’t move up any further as three straight outs ended the frame.
The Raiders had their own scoring opportunity in the bottom of the second as they got a runner to third base, but Franklin County pitcher Gattis Henley ended the inning with a strikeout to keep it scoreless early.
The Raiders would have their next big scoring chance in the bottom of the fifth with a pair of walks and a wild pitch to start the inning putting runners at second and third with nobody out.
A fielder’s choice would give the Rebels their first out, but the Raiders then hit a groundout which brought in two runs. A solo home run immediately afterward would punctuate the scoring for Moore County as the Rebels fell into a three-run hole.
The Rebels were unable to push any runs across in the last two innings as they took the loss by three.
Henley pitched a complete game for the Rebels with eight strikeouts, three hits and three runs allowed in defeat.
With the loss, the Rebels moved to 3-14 on the season.
They will next play Friday at Grundy County High School. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.