CP Rebels Win District

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The Central Private Rebels ended the regular season with a double header sweep of the Silliman Wildcats on Friday night in Clinton.  The win gave the Rebels a 26-3 regular season, an undefeated district season, and the district championship.

The Rebels exploded for 7 runs in the first inning of game 1 on the way to a 16-4 victory.  Brennan Courville and Travis Rose delivered monstrous shots to score 5 of those runs.  The home run barrage continued in the third inning with Courville and Tyler Shultz lifting baseballs into orbit.  It was the first of the year for the senior Schultz.
The Wildcats were able to push 3 runs across in the bottom of the third on a single by Cody Hebert.  A double by Chase Metz opened the 4th inning which saw the Rebels score 4 more runs.  The Rebels would add a run on a bases loaded walk and Hebert finished the scoring with a home run for the Wildcats in the fifth before the game was ended on the mercy rule. Thomas Bourgeois pitched 3 innings for the win and David Arnold and Stephen Tate finished the game on the mound for the Rebels.  Brant David suffered the loss for the Wildcats.

Game 2
The Rebels used big innings again in the second game of the evening to put the Wildcats away and claim a 15-4 victory.  Logan Lewis picked up the win for the Rebels pitching 41/3 innings and striking out 2.  Taylor Ort finished the game for CPS with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief as he struck out 4 Wildcat hitters. A double by Courville scored Bourgeois in the first to open the scoring for CPS.  The Wildcats came back for a run in the bottom of the inning as Hebert scored on a single by Quincy.  A blast by Bourgeois was the key to a 3 run second inning for the Rebels.  The home run gave him the MPSA lead with 9.  The Rebels exploded again in the 4th inning scoring 6 runs.  Schultz’s second homerun of the day was the big blow.  A double by Brant David in the bottom of the inning scored two runs to narrow the gap, however, Courville drilled his 3rd home run of the night to tie Bourgeois for the lead in that category and give the Rebels the cushion they needed to end the game.  The Rebels now await the outcome of a couple of games that will determine their first round opponent in the MPSA playoffs.