SILO - The Rebels got a first-hand look Friday at why the Red Oak Eagles are the top-ranked team in Class B baseball.
Red Oak ace Dylan Fazekas held the Rebels to one hit in a 16-0 victory on Friday in the second round of the Silo Invitational baseball tournament. Fazekas employed a steady diet of fast balls and sliders to help Red Oak improve to 22-0 on the season, and even helped himself to a grand slam in his final at-bat.
Eagle hitters tagged Silo’s Jarris Hamilton for 12 hits in five innings, and it didn’t help matters that the Rebels issued a dozen walks. Red Oak loaded the bases seven times, stranding them full in all but one inning.
Silo’s Leonard Sandler gloved a grounder and fired to catcher Tanner Clark for a run-saving play at home plate, but a 2-RBI single helped Red Oak to a quick 2-0 first inning lead. The Eagles put up three more in the second, bunting perfectly down the lines with men on base to stifle the Rebel infield.
Silo’s only hit came in the third inning by Casey Love, but it was erased when he was caught stealing.