By Molly Seales
Five Riverdale Academy baseball players were recently named to the district 3 2A all district team. Four players were named to first team. Junior Landen Barrett led the Rebels with his batting average of .490 and also led the team in runs scored with 24. Barrett also had 13 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. The catcher had an outstanding .985 fielding percentage with 131 put outs on 134 chances. Sophomore pitcher Aston Hester had a .396 batting average on the year, scored 19 runs, had 16 RBIs, and had 10 stolen bases. He pitched 62.2 innings where he allowed only 20 earned runs and struck out 89 batters. Sophomore outfielder Kaidyn Williams batted .333 on the year and led the Rebels in stolen bases with 18. He scored 19 runs and had 10 RBIs. He also had no errors on the year for a 1.00 fielding percentage. Senior first baseman/pitcher Colten Massey had a .308 batting average, scored 17 runs, and led the team in RBIs with 17. He also had 8 stolen bases. Sophomore second baseman Colton Caskey made second team all-district. Caskey batted .358 on the year, scored 15 runs, and had 8 stolen bases.
Massey also received the honor of being chosen as an alternate for the annual MSAIS Class 2A/3A All-Star baseball game, which will be held on May 22. Congratulations to these Rebels and the entire team on a fabulous season. We can’t wait to watch you succeed even more next year.
Photo credit Jarred Smelser