The Shelby-Osceola-Stromsburg Junior Rebels overcame a three-run deficit on July 2 at David City to win 9-6 in a five-inning game. 

SOS led off the game with two runs in the first, surrendered the lead when David City posted a five-spot in the second, but answered with single runs in the third and fifth wrapped around a five-run explosion in the fourth.

Rebels pitching held David City to just one run over the final three innings to secure the win.

SOS only managed six hits but showed patience with seven walks.

Isaiah Zelasney opened the scoring with two RBIs following a two-out walk to Mick Hoatson and a single by Grady Belt. David City then came storming back in the bottom of the second when a leadoff walk followed by a single and a one-out hit batter all came in to score.

David City cut the lead to 2-1 on a ground out to short with the bases loaded by Andy Lyons. A walk had the bags full again in the next at bat followed by another walk, this time to John Prochaska, loading the bags again then a run-scoring walk to Jordan Kracl tying it 2-2. Keegan Lavicky, Dylan Vodicka and Will Eller.

A grounder to the pitcher's mound finally ended the threat with the bases still full.

Jett Pinneo cut the deficit to 5-3 in the third with a leadoff walk then a Grady Belt RBI two hitters later.

The Rebels completed the game-deciding rally in the fourth when Pinneo singled with two runners on tying it 5-5. Pierce Branting followed with a walk, Hoatson walked and Belt walked, giving SOS the lead back 6-5. Zelasney then drove in two with a single.

David City got one run back in the bottom of the inning when SOS walked two batters and Lavicky and Vodicka hit singles to close the gap to 8-6. 

Pinneo singled in Wyatt Urban for an SOS insurance run in the fifth. That eventually ended the game on the two-hour time limit.

Pinneo, Heaton and Urban each finished the game with two runs for the Rebels.

David City's John Prohaska scored two runs while Lavicky and Vodicka both went 2 for 3. 

The SOS juniors are now finished for the season due to lack of players for the area tournament. 

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net

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