By Molly Seales
On Monday, August 15, the Riverdale Academy Lady Rebels softball team travelled to West Monroe to take on the Northeast Baptist School. The Lady Rebels came away with a huge 28-1 3-inning win. Senior pitchers Jessie Kate Cobb and Emma Clemons combined to pitch a no hitter. Cobb pitched 2 innings and struck out 4 batters, and Clemons pitched an inning and struck out two.
Clemons was 3 for 4 at the plate with a homerun, a double, 3 RBI’s, 2 stolen bases, and 4 runs scored. Cobb was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Leadoff hitter freshman Mary Claire Jones was 3 for 3 with 4 RBI’s, 3 stolen bases, and 4 runs scored. Junior Kylie Donald was 2 for 3 with a double, 3 RBI’s, and 2 runs scored. Sophomore catcher Jadyn King was 2 for 3 with a triple, 2 RBI’s, and 2 runs scored. Sophomore Haylee Smith was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 3 runs scored. Freshman Julia Grace Riggs was 1 for 3 and scored two runs, while freshman Hanna Catherine Huddleston was 1 for 2 with a stolen base and 2 runs scored. Sophomore Chloe Jordan was 1 for 2 with an RBI, a stolen base, and 3 runs scored. Emma Giddings, Kacie Harper, and Ava Procell each had an RBI, with Giddings, Emma Youngblood, and Makayla Pickett each scoring a run.
Coming off a big victory, the Lady Rebels took on district rival Tensas Academy at home on the 16th. It only took the Lady Rebels 5 innings to defeat the Lady Chiefs 15-4. Cobb got the start on the mound and picked up the win, going 4 innings with 4 strike outs while only allowing 3 hits. Clemons came in for the final inning and struck out one to pick up the save. Cobb and Clemons were both 2 for 4 at the plate, each scoring 2 runs and Clemons picking up a stolen base. Kylie Donald was 2 for 3 including a double, 2 RBI’s, a stolen base, and a run scored. Mary Claire Jones had a homerun, an RBI, and scored 2 runs, while Jadyn King was 1 for 4 with 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored. Julia Grace Riggs doubled, had 3 RBI’s, a stolen base, and a run scored. Chloe Jordan was 1 for 3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored, while Haylee Smith had a stolen base and scored 2 runs. Hanna Cat Huddleston had an RBI and scored two runs.
The Lady Rebels will take on Prairie View Academy at home on Monday, August 22 and will then travel to Farmerville to take on UCA on Tuesday. Good luck Lady Rebels!
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