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Kessler leads Rebels to first win of season
Caden Kessler
The Rebels' Caden Kessler, shown in a 2021 contest, allowed three hits in six innings Saturday. He logged 10 strikeouts. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

Caden Kessler struck out 10 and scattered just three hits over six innings Saturday to help Effingham County snap a season-opening six-game losing skid with a 4-0 victory over Clay, Fla.

Blake Hendrix and Trent Newberry drove in runs with singles. An error allowed two more runs to score as the Rebels broke open a close game with a three-run fifth inning.

Hendrix pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning to close out the win.