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A long bus ride to Mobile Christian was more than worth it for Reeltown’s baseball team, which escaped Friday’s game with a 6-3 victory over the Leopards for its first win of the young season.

After trailing 1-0 through two innings, the Rebels (1-4) had their best frame of the day in the top of the third.

With one out, Matt Knox was hit by a pitch before being moved into scoring position on a Gabe Bryant single. Will Brooks then reached on an error to load the bases and Reeltown tied it up as Logan Hunt drew a full-count walk.

Logan Lee and Parker Hardin kept things going for the Rebels with back-to-back RBI singles and Hunt took advantage of a fielder’s choice to score the fourth run of the inning.

Although Reeltown didn’t need it, it scored some insurance in the sixth inning. Cade Wood stole home then Bryant doubled in Collin Carlton to set the final score.

Lee led the offense with a double and two singles while Bryant finished with two hits.

Despite still struggling with too many walks, Wood and Hunt combined for the victory on the mound. Wood threw the first five innings and gave up five hits. Only two runs Mobile Christian scored were earned, and Wood also struck out five batters.

Hunter threw two hitless, scoreless innings. Although he had four walks, Hunt also fanned four.

Lizi Arbogast is the sports editor at Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.