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Rebels dominate Knights in doubleheader
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In this file photo, the Rebels' dugout erupts in celebration after pitcher Zach Garcia records a strikeout to end a game. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County swept Evans 5-2 and 10-2 in a non-region baseball doubleheader at Rebel Field on Thursday.

Matthew Ford got the Rebels off to a hot start by doubling in two runners in the first inning of the opening contest.  He finished with three hits and three RBI.

Tyler Wells wells also added an RBI.

Effingham County logged six stolen bases, included two apiece by Timmy Burnsed and JD Coleman.

Josh Bassett was the winning pitcher. He allowed three hits and one run in five innings while striking out seven. The mound duties were finished by Blake Hendrix and Zach Garcia.

In the nightcap, the Rebels pounded 10 hits. Four of them came in a five-run second inning.

 Hendrix and Tucker Wilson each tallied two hits. Wilson had two RBI and Hendrix had one.

Garcia also had two RBI.

Trent Newberry scored three times.

Taylor Rigdon earned the pitching victory, allowing four hits while doing the distance. He fanned 12.