Lady Rebel Softball Makes Great Run at State

By Molly Seales

On October 1 and October 3, the Lady Rebel Softball team traveled to Magee, MS, to play in the Class 2A State Championship tournament. They went 2-2 on the weekend and finished 4th in Class 2A. They never gave up in any of the games and left it all on the field.

In their first game, the Lady Rebels fell to Delta Academy 16-9. Hanna Catherine Huddleston and Jadyn King both had a single and a double and scored a run each, with King having a stolen base and 2 RBIs. Chloe Jordan was 2 for 4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base. Jessie Kate Cobb had 2 hits and 3 RBIs, and Emma Clemons had a hit and scored a run. Mary Claire Jones added a hit, 2 RBIs, and scored a run. Julia Grace Riggs doubled, had an RBI, and scored a run. Haylee Smith scored 2 runs, and Kylie Donald scored a run.

Later on Saturday, the Lady Rebels defeated West Memphis 20-2 in 3 innings. Cobb got the win for the Rebels, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 4 batters. Huddleston had a double and a triple with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Jones had a double with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored, while Smith doubled and scored 2 runs. Donald doubled, had an RBI, and scored 2 runs. King had a hit, an RBI, and 2 runs scored, while Cobb had 2 hits, an RBI, and scored a run. Riggs had a hit, an RBI, and scored 2 runs, while Jordan had a hit and scored 3 runs. Clemons scored a run for the Lady Rebels. Emma Giddings and Lilly Guillot each scored a run. The team had 8 stolen bases, with Jones and Giddings having 2 each, and Guillot, King, Smith, and Clemons having 1 each.

On Monday, the Lady Rebels faced SIA and avenged their loss to them at South AA last week, winning by a score of 5-3 in extra innings. Cobb picked up another win, allowing 7 hits and striking out 14 batters. Riggs tripled and singled with an RBI. King doubled and scored a run. Cobb had 2 hits, and Clemons tripled with 2 RBIs. Donald, Jordan, and Smith each had singles, with Smith scoring a run. Huddleston had an RBI, and Giddings had 2 stolen bases. This win set them up to play a tough Hebron Christian team.

The Lady Rebels trailed Hebron Christian 10-1 after 3 innings, but in true Rebel fashion, they fought their way back, going into the bottom of the 7th inning tied at 12-12. Hebron managed to get a run across and defeated the Lady Rebels 13-12, ending their season. Huddleston singled and doubled with an RBI and had a stolen base. King singled and scored a run, while Cobb singled and scored two runs. Riggs doubled 3 times, had 4 RBIs, and scored a run. Donald doubled with an RBI and a run scored. Clemons doubled and singled twice, picked up 3 stolen bases, and scored 2 runs. Smith singled with an RBI and scored 2 runs. Chloe Jordan singled and hit a homerun, picking up 3 RBIs and scoring 2 runs.

Seniors Emma Clemons and Jessie Kate Cobb have had great careers as Lady Rebel softball players, and their talent and leadership will be greatly missed next year. Great season, girls!

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