The Effingham County Rebels emerged as the victors in a game dominated by strong pitching Monday night.
The Rebels edged Brunswick 3-2 in Springfield thanks in large part to ace Ethan Johnson's six innings of three-hit ball. He allowed both runs and struck out six.
Avery Elenbaas forcefully closed the game for Effingham County, getting the last three outs for a save.
Zach Wilson, who had two hits, Jordan Rahn and Christian Campbell knocked in the Rebels' runs.