Seven Lady Rebels Earn Softball All-District Honors

By Molly Seales

The 2022 softball all-district teams have been announced, and the Riverdale Lady Rebels placed seven players on the team. First team players were senior pitcher/first baseman Jessie Kate Cobb. Cobb was the starting pitcher for most of the games, collecting 11 wins on the mound and recording a .378 batting average her senior season. She also knocked in 21 RBIs.

Sophomore catcher Jadyn King was also a first-team selection. She had a .425 batting average and led the team in doubles with 8. She also racked up 16 RBIs and had a stellar fielding percentage of .980.

Rounding out the first team was senior first baseman/pitcher Emma Clemons, who made the most of her senior season with some impressive numbers. Clemons pitched some crucial quality innings for the Lady Rebels and had 2 saves this season. She batted .294 with 6 doubles, a triple, and 10 RBIs. She had an outstanding .913 fielding percentage and led the team in double plays with 4.

Second team all-district honors went to Freshmen Mary Claire Jones, Hanna Catherine Huddleston and Julia Grace Riggs.  Jones was the leadoff hitter with a .230 batting average. Jones had a double, 2 triples, a homerun, and 19 RBIs from the leadoff position. She also had a fielding percentage of .827.

Huddleston, a center fielder, put up a .362 batting average, 19 RBIs, and led the team in triples with three. Riggs, a 3rdbaseman, had a .312 batting average and led the team in doubles with 8. She also led the team in RBIs, knocking in 23.

Junior Kylie Donald earned all-district honorable mention. She had a .281 batting average with 18 hits, including 5 doubles, and knocking in 18 RBIs.

With 5 of the 7 all-district players returning, expect the Lady Rebels to be back strong for the 2023 season. Riverdale is very proud of all of you!

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