Riverdale Softball Off to a Strong Start in District Play

By Molly Seales

The work the Riverdale Academy softball team put in over the summer is continuing to play off.  District play began on Tuesday, August 17, when the Lady Rebels travelled to Tensas Academy and defeated the Lady Chiefs 23-6 in 5 innings. Junior pitcher Jessie Kate Cobb picked up another win in the circle and helped herself out on offense with 2 hits and 2 runs. The other Lady Rebel hot bats also helped her out on offense.

Junior Emma Clemons led the Lady Rebels in hits, tallying 4 for the day which resulted in 3 RBI’s.  She also scored 3 runs. Senior Rylee Kate Woodard added 3 hits for 2 RBI’s and scored 5 runs. Sophomore Kylie Donald had 3 hits that resulted in 2 RBI’s and also scored 2 runs. Freshman Chloe Jordan had 2 hits with 2 RBI’s. She also scored 3 runs. Senior Renee Prosperie had a hit, an RBI, and scored 2 runs. Freshman catcher Jadyn King had a hit, and her pinch runner Gracie Stephens scored 2 runs. 8th graders Hanna Catherine Huddleston and Mary Claire Jones stepped up to help their team out. Huddleston had a hit, an RBI, and scored 2 runs, while Jones had a hit and also scored 2 runs.

On Thursday, August 19, the Lady Rebels travelled to the Sterlington Complex to continue district play against Briarfield Academy.  Due to rain, the game was cut short in the top of the 3rd inning with the score tied 1-1.  This game will be continued on Monday, August 30 in Sterlington.

This week the Lady Rebels will travel to UCA on Tuesday with the JV game beginning at 4:00 and the varsity game beginning at 5:15. On Thursday, August 26, the Lady Rebels will have their first home game of the season as they take on the Central Lady Pioneers.  Only the varsity will play, and the game will begin at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support our Lady Rebel softball team!

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