By Molly Seales
The Rebels had a tough week March 7-11, barely losing 6-5 against Prairie View Academy on March 7 and suffering a tough 10-2 loss to Providence Classical Academy on March 11. Despite these losses, this young team shows lots of promise. Freshman pitcher Aston Hester went the distance against PVA, allowing 7 hits, 4 earned runs, and striking out 8 batters. Sophomore Landen Barrett had a hot bat again. He went 2 for 3 and scored 3 runs. Freshman Kaidyn Williams and junior Tyler Parker both went 1 for 3 at the plate with Parker scoring a run, while Hester had an RBI double. Senior Monroe McCarty scored the other run for Riverdale.
The Rebels struggled on cold, windy day against Providence, but they fought to the very end. Landen Barrett started on the mound for the Rebels. Ryder Huddleston came in the game in relief, followed by Hester. Barrett and Huddleston each struck out 2 batters, while Hester struck out 10. The Riverdale bats couldn’t seem to get going as well as they had in the previous 2 games. Barrett, Hester, and senior Jake Messenger were all 1 for 3 at the plate, with Hester and Messenger driving in a run each. Messenger and senior Denver Williams scored the 2 runs for the Rebels.
There is recognition for Landen Barrett. He was selected the Max Preps Player of the Game in the 6-5 loss to Prairie View Academy.
The JV and Varsity Rebels traveled to Vicksburg, MS, on Tuesday, March 15, to take on the Tensas Chiefs. And next weekend, the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Rebels will play their final baseball tournament of the year in Rayville. Good luck Rebels!
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