By Molly Seales
On Saturday, February 19, the first-year Riverdale 4th, 5th, and 6th grade team travelled to Sterlington Sports Complex to take on PCA in a 3:30 p.m. game. These hard-working boys came away with the first-ever win for Riverdale 4th, 5th, and 6th grade baseball team, defeating PCA 11-4. 6th grader Jackson Hillman got the win on the mound for the Rebels. He went all 3 innings, striking out 8 batters, while walking 3 batters, and allowing only 3 hits.
The Rebels showed great patience at the plate, getting on base with walks and hits. They were also very aggressive on the base path, stealing a total of 23 bases. 6th grader Jax Hearold had a huge day at the plate, going 2 for 2 with both of his hits being home runs. He had a total of 3 RBIs. Jackson Hillman was 1 for 1 with a single, a walk, and 5 stolen bases. 6thgrader Hayden Cason was also 1 for 1 with 2 RBIS, a walk, and 4 stolen bases. In the first inning, Karson Milner-Dortlon walked and was driven in by his cousin, Jax’s, homerun. Hillman scored on stolen bases. Carter Breedlove, Hayden Cason, and Kaden McNeely all walked in the 1st, and all of them stole 3 bases each to score a run. In the 2nd inning, Sam Murray led off with a walk, followed by Karson Milner-Dortlon with a walk. Both of them stole 3 bases each to score. Jackson Hillman drew a walk and stole 2nd and 3rd, and Carter Breedlove drew a walk and stole 2nd. They were in perfect position for Hayden Cason to drive them home with his single. Jase Johnson led off the 3rd inning with a walk and then stole 2nd base. Ayden Moseley also drew a walk.
We are so proud of these boys and how far they have come so far this season. They will travel to the Minden Rec Complex on Saturday, February 26, to play CA at 8:00 a.m. and JCS Black at 11:00. Come out and support your Little Rebels baseball team!