Jessie Cobb Pitches Perfect Game

By Molly Seales

Riverdale Softball outstanding pitcher Jessie Kate Cobb pitched a perfect game for the Lady Rebels on Thursday, August 26th.  The Lady Rebels had their first home game of the season and hosted the Central Lady Pioneers. Cobb upped her game from stellar to perfection, as she was perfect in a 15-0 win over the Lady Pioneers. Cobb struck out 7 batters and the other two batters hit ground balls and were thrown out at 1st base.

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, August 24, the Riverdale Lady Rebels Softball team travelled to UCA where they picked up a 14-1 district win.  Junior Jessie Kate Cobb was once again stellar in the pitching circle, striking out 8 batters and surrendering only one run on four hits in five innings. The Lady Rebels had 13 hits in the game.

8th grader Hanna Catherine Huddleston had the hottest bat for the day, going 4 for 4 at the plate, including a triple in the first inning. She had 4 RBI’s and scored a run. Sophomore Kylie Donald had 2 hits that resulted in 3 RBI’s. She also scored 2 runs.  Freshman Chloe Jordan had 2 hits, 2 RBI’s, and scored 2 runs. Senior Rylee Kate Woodard had a single, a double, and scored 3 runs. Freshman Jadyn King had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Jessie Kate Cobb had a double and an RBI. 8th grader Mary Claire Jones added an RBI and scored a run. Emma Clemons scored a run, and pinch runners Gracie Stephens and Sky McMullan scored 2 runs each.

On Thursday, August 26, the Lady Rebels defeated Central’s Lady Pioneers15-0.   In addition to pitching a perfect game win over the Lady Pioneers, Jessie Kate Cobb struck out 7 batters and the other two batters hit ground balls and were thrown out at 1st base.

The Lady Rebels only had 4 hits in the game, but they capitalized on errors made by Central. Chloe Jordan cleared the loaded bases with a double to the outfield fence and came home to score on an error.  She also scored another run and had a total of 4 RBI’s. Rylee Kate Woodard had 2 hits, an RBI, and scored 3 runs.  Jadyn King added a single, and Emma Clemons had an RBI.  The other runs scored were 2 each by McMullan, Jones, and Renee Prosperie, and 1 each by Cobb, Stephens, Kacie Harper, and Julia Grace Riggs.

These wins improved Riverdale’s district record to 3-0.  Weather permitting, they will travel to Sterlington Complex on Monday to complete the rainout game from last week. On Thursday, September 2, the Lady Rebels will host the Tensas Lady Chiefs.  JV game will begin at 3:00 p.m. followed by varsity at 4:15 p.m. Come out and support your Lady Rebels!

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