Fannin Takes This One in a Big 7-1 Win

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Back on Monday night the Gilmer Bobcats fell to the Fannin County Rebels 7-1 in what was an absolute gem from the Rebels pitching staff. Fannin pitchers allowed just the one run on four hits while striking out 11 Bobcats. Connor Martin led the Rebels offense with three RBIs in this one as Fannin County recorded a run in every inning but the 2nd.

Game Notes

For Gilmer it was a night to forget at the plate. Though they did draw seven BBs, only three Bobcats recorded hits; Noah Gutlio led with two while Brock Titus and Aiden McClure each recorded one hit. Hayden Barry had a night to forget with the hat trick at the plate, striking out three times, while three other Bobcats struck out multiple times. Haden West had a decent night on the mound allowing two runs on four hits and struck out six across his three innings of work. The rest of the Bobcats in relief combined to go 3 innings allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks.

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The Rebels dominated in this one. Bristol Hughes had a good start on the bump going 2 2/3rds allowing just one hit while striking out three. Colton Gray gave up the only run in this one but finished with an impressive six Ks in the 2 1/3rd innings of work he got. Carson Callihan led the Rebels in hits with four while Martin led with three RBIs. Callihan, Gaige Foster, Christian Beavers, and Gavin Davis all recorded an RBI in this one as well.

Player of the Game

SS Carson Callihan: 4/4, 1 RBI, 4 R

Bobcats Fall Short in Extras

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The Bobcats fell to the Rebels 2-0 in 8 innings on Monday night thanks to lights-out pitching by the Rebels. Both pitching staffs looked to be in midseason form which is a promising sign for both clubs going forward. Gilmer pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts while Fannin pitchers combined to throw 16 strikeouts. There was a total of seven hits in this one. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, Carter Jones struggled to find the strike zone in the top of the 8th allowing 3 crucial walks and the only two runs being scored. Jones walked Bryce Burnette with the bases loaded and Christian Beavers scored the games first run. An error by Cooper Cochran led to the other Fannin run.

Team Notes

Gavin Davis looked elite on the mound in this one going 5 1/3 allowing just three hits ad three walks, while striking out nine Bobcats. Connor Martin (W) and Gaige Foster (SV) combined to go 2 2/3 with seven strikeouts in relief. The Rebels showcased some good plate discipline throughout the game, but came up big with three game altering walks in the top of the 8th. Fannin drew nine walks in this one with Burnette recording the teams only RBI on the bases loaded walk. Clay Heaton reached on the error at 2nd base by Cochran and Bristol Hughes came across to score as a result to make it 2-0. After two walks to start the bottom of the 8th by Martin, Foster came in and only needed 10 pitches to strike out the only three Bobcats he faced to end the game and earning the save.

As for the Bobcats, the offense was nonexistent, but the pitching was incredible. Austin Zabala led Gilmer with two hits and two walks as he reached base with each AB. Carter Jones recorded the only other hit by the Bobcats. Starting Pitcher Ethan McCollum looked good in this one going four innings allowing just one hit and two walks while recording eight strikeouts. Jones would come in relief for McCollum, but never found the consistency he hoped for. Carter allowed two runs on three hits and seven walks in 3 2/3 innings and was the losing pitcher in this one.

Player of the Game

Gavin Davis: 5 1/3, 3 H, 3 BB, 9 SO

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