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Ann Threatt For The Observer

Justin Hawkins is greeted at home plate after his three-run homer.
Justin Hawkins is greeted at home plate after his three-run homer.
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PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School Rebels closed regular season region play by shutting out Abbeville in six innings, for a 10-0 win on senior night.

The senior players were recognized and in turn, stepped up to the plate to help bring home the win.

Senior, Josh Haney, was impressive on the mound giving up no runs, striking out five and issuing only one free pass.

Abbeville had runners in scoring position in the first, third and fourth innings, but strong defense kept them from crossing home plate.

The Rebels scored two runs in the bottom of the first. Danton Hyman lead off with a single and stole second.

Justin Hawkins walked and Hyman was thrown out at third on an attempted steal.

Ryan Stoudemire walked and Josh Haney was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Shawn Sexton singled to right center field scoring Hawkins and Stoudemire.

Sexton’s attempt to steal second resulted in the final out of the inning.

After three up and three down in the second inning, the Rebels got on the scoreboard again in the third. Hyman and Cole Shealy walked, and senior Justin Hawkins blasted a three-run homer over the left field fence.

Duncan Crotwell lead off the fourth with a single. Rhett Frazier advanced pinch runner Flemon to second with a sacrifice bunt. Chris Edwards walked and Hyman scored Flemon with sac fly to deep center field. Shealy singled scoring Edwards. Hawkins walked and Stoudemire singled scoring Shealy. Stoudemire was tagged out at second ending the inning.

The Rebels added one run in the fifth. Ty Glymph walked and moved to second when Frazier was hit by a pitch. Senior, Chris Edwards’ double scored Glymph.

The game ended in the sixth. Hawkins doubled and moved to third on a passed ball. Stoudemire was intentionally walked. Then senior, Ty Glymph, singled to score Hawkins, the tenth Rebel to touch home who ended the game under the mercy rule.

Leading hitters for the game were: Hawkins two for two (HR & 2B); Glymph one for one; Edwards one for one (2b).

“I was really pleased with the focus and effort tonight,” said MCHS Head Coach Daniel Gregory. “I challenged this team before the game started to lay everything on the line for the seniors tonight and they responded. Each senior also contributed to the outcome of the game and that made it even more special. We’ll go back to work Wednesday and attack these non-region games as we prepare for the playoffs. I like the direction of these young men right now.”

Mid Carolina finished region play with a 9-1 record.

The Rebels travel to Chapin, Airport, Chapman and Whitmire for the final four games of the regular season.

District playoffs will begin May 1 when the MC Rebels face the fourth place team in Region 1.

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