East Jessamine and Boyle County battled for nine innings and more than three hours on Monday night, but it was the Rebels who came out on top 10-9.
The Jaguars were down 9-5 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning but rallied to score four runs in the frame and force a ninth inning.
Jarred Settles led off the eighth with a double down the left-field line and moved down to third on a dropped fly ball in center field. Billy Russell grounded out to shortstop for the first out, but the ground ball was enough to score Settles and put Cody Eschrish at third base. Brady Corman doubled to left to score Eschrish and make it a 9-7 game.
Boyle was able to get another out to bring Mike Jones to the plate with two outs. He hit the ball on the ground to the second baseman who threw the ball away — allowing Corman to score and Jones to move up to second base.