The Fannin County High School Rebel Baseball Team hosted Redan High School in the 2nd round of the state playoffs (Sweet Sixteen) Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2. Fannin won the first game by a score of 5-1 with a strong performance on the mound from Junior Carson Beavers. Carson threw 6 2/3 innings with 10Ks and only allowed the one run. Game two saw Fannin lose a heart breaker in 11 innings to Redan by a final of 7-6. With the series tied 1-1, Fannin had to win game three on Thursday to advance to the Elite 8. The Rebels won game three by a final of 4-3 to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Junior Matthew Shirah and Senior Chandler Kendall combined for an excellent 7 innings of pitching.
The Rebels improve their season record to 25 wins and 7 loses.
Congratulations to the Rebel Baseball Team and good luck in the next round of the state playoffs. Fannin County High School is proud of you!