By Molly Seales
Friday afternoon, April 14, was a beautiful afternoon to honor Riverdale Academy’s golf and baseball seniors. Senior golf team members are Thad Bates, son of Heith and Hayley Bates, Mason Murray, son of Tray Murray and Melissa Murray, and Jace Wilhite, son of JJ and Keri Wilhite. Baseball seniors are Colton Massey, son of Melvin and Nena Massey, Mason Murray, and James Wagoner, son of Chris and Crystal Wagoner. Senior presentations began at 3:00 p.m. followed by a crucial district baseball game.
The Rebels were seeking to avenge a close 3-0 loss to Tensas a few weeks ago, and they did just that, taking a 10-5 win over the Chiefs. Aston Hester went all seven innings and took the win on the mound. He allowed 5 earned runs on 8 hits and struck out 5 batters. Colton Massey made the most of his last home game, going 3 for 4 at the plate with 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases. Mason Murray also had a great day, going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and a run scored. Ryder Huddleston went 1 for 3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored. Zane Givens went 1 for 4 with 2 stolen bases, an RBI, and a run scored, while Colton Caskey also went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Landen Barrett and Hester each had an RBI and scored a run, Kaidyn Williams had an RBI, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored.
The Rebels will travel to UCA in Farmerville Tuesday for their final district game, and then they will begin preparing for their playoff run. Congratulations to our senior golf and baseball players, and best of luck in your remaining games this year.