HAGERSTOWN -- South Hagerstown's 0-3 start to the baseball season seems like a distant memory.
The red-hot Rebels defeated rival North Hagerstown 8-5 on Wednesday for their sixth win in their last seven games.
"We hit the ball well again," South coach Ralph Stottlemyer said. "We were aggressive on the basepaths as usual. We can produce runs. We have got a good-hitting lineup from top to bottom. Nobody better count us out."
The host Rebels (6-4, 3-3 MVAL Antietam) snapped a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning. Luke Toms and Garrick Boward both reached base on singles and scored after a pair of errors to make it 7-5.
South added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly to center by Tyeler Presgraves.
Rebels starting pitcher Jordan Hatfield gave up only three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to get the win.
The Hubs threatened to score in the top of the seventh when they drew three straight walks with one out to load the bases. Jordan Miller then came on in relief for the Rebels. Miller got the next Hubs batter to line out to second baseman Toms, who then threw to Jordan Nicewarner at first to double up the Hubs' baserunner to seal the win.