HARTSHORNE – The Silo Rebels came out on both ends of a pair of late-inning nailbiters in the Hartshorne Coal Miner Classic over the weekend to finish third in the tournament.
After an 11-0 blanking of Seminole in round one, the Rebels came up just short in a 7th inning comeback against host Hartshorne, losing 4-3.
The Rebels then rebounded to build a big lead against Class 4A Poteau before holding off the Pirates in the last frame for an 8-7 triumph.
Second ranked Silo is now 21-2 and slated to host number four Calera this afternoon if weather permits.
In the Seminole victory, Tanner Jones fired a three-hitter to pick up the pitching win as he struck out five and walked just one.
Hunter Ratcliffe and Braden Wright each had doubles for the Rebels while Joyal Savage, Parker Holland and Carson Atwood all totaled one hit.
Against Hartshorne, Silo trailed throughout the contest as the Miners built a 4-0 lead before a three-run uprising by the Rebels in the seventh fell just shy.
Wright suffered the loss on the mound as he combined with Carson Atwood to yield six hits, fan seven and walk a pair.
Dainjer Robinson led the Rebels at the plate with two hits as Jake Hamilton posted one.
The Rebels rolled to a 4-0 lead before Poteau scored a run in the fourth inning on Saturday but Silo countered with one in the fifth and three in the seventh.
That proved to be just enough however as the Pirates pushed across six runs in the bottom of the seventh before Jake Hamilton slammed the door. Hamilton, Atwood and Dylan Turner teamed on the pitching effort, allowing seven runs on six hits with three walks a pair of strikeouts.
Wright had a big game at the plate, ending with three hits. Jake Hamilton chipped in a home run and Ratcliffe notched a double.