Theron Sons

Franklin County's Theron Sons swings at a pitch in this file photo from earlier in the season. Sons had a hit, an RBI and a run scored for the Rebels Tuesday in their 4-3 loss at Lawrence County High School.

The Franklin County baseball Rebels lost to the Lawrence County Wildcats 4-3 on the road Tuesday for their 16th loss of the season.

The Rebels led for most of the contest, but the Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past them in the final moments of the district matchup.

The Rebels were the first team to score in the top of the first as Dylan Grimes reached bases on a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch and came in to score off of an error.

The Wildcats briefly tied the score with a run in the bottom of the first, but the Rebels quickly retook the lead on an RBI double by Payton Miller to make it a 2-1 game.

Theron Sons helped himself out at the plate in the top of the fourth as he hit a sacrifice fly to drive in another run and give the Rebels a 3-1 advantage.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth and a runner on first base, the Wildcats hit consecutive RBI doubles to tie the score at 3-3. An RBI single later in the frame would score a runner from second to give the Wildcats their first lead of the game.

The Rebels were not able to get a baserunner in the seventh inning as they lost by one.

Sons started the game for the Rebels and pitched the first 5 1-3 innings with three strikeouts, five hits and four runs allowed. Gattis Henley came on in relief and recorded the last two outs of the sixth inning with one strikeout, one hit and no runs allowed.

With the loss, the Rebels moved to 4-16 on the season and 2-7 in district play.

They will next play Wednesday at home against Lawrence County High School. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.