Lady Rebel Softball Starts Strong

By Molly Seales

The Riverdale Lady Rebel softball team travelled to PVA on August 6th and 7th to compete in their first tournament of the year.  Their coaches Tabitha King and Rodney Cobb were impressed with what they saw. On the first game Friday, the Lady Rebels came out strong, defeating last year’s district foe Tallulah by a score of 2-1.  Junior pitcher Jessie Kate Cobb was stellar on the mound and got the win, basically shutting out Tallulah and holding them to one run. Hanna Catherine Huddleston and Renee’ Prosperie each had an RBI as they drove in Kylie Donald and Julia Grace Riggs for their two runs.

In the second game Friday, Riverdale tied UCA 1-1.  Chloe Jordan, Jessie Kate Cobb, Julia Grace Riggs, and Hanna Catherine Huddleston all had base hits for the Lady  Rebels. Riggs had the only RBI as she drove in Emma Clemons for the run. Jessie Kate Cobb had another great outing on the pitcher’s mound.

On Saturday morning, the Lady Rebels started bracket play against PCA.  The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Knights 11-4 in the opening game.  The winning pitcher of this game was freshman Chloe Jordan.  The Lady Rebels got their bats going strong with Rylee Kate Woodard, Jadyn King, Kacie Harper, Julia Grace Riggs, and Hanna Catherine Huddleston all had base hits. Chloe Jordan, Riggs, Huddleston, Renee’ Prosperie, Georgia Carlisle, Sky McMullan, and Gracie Stephens all had RBI’s in the game.  Woodard, Jordan, King, Huddleston, Riggs, Prosperie, Harper, Haylee Smith, Emma Clemons, and Makayla Pickett all scored runs for the Lady Rebels.

In the second game Saturday, the Lady Rebels faced Class 3A Riverfield Academy.  Despite playing an excellent game, they were eventually defeated 1-0 by Riverfield.  Jadyn King and Julia Grace Riggs had base hits in the game.

This week the Lady Rebels travel to PCA in Bossier to take on the Lady Knights. JV game starts at 5:00 followed by the varsity game at 6:15. Thursday they travel to Claiborne Academy in Homer to take on the CA Lady Rebels.  JV game starts at 5:00 followed by 6:15 p.m. Good luck to our Lady Rebel softball team!

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