by Katie McElvy
Lady Rebel Softball
After falling at Lakeside 1-9 on Monday, the Chambers Academy Lady Rebels returned home on Tuesday to host the Lady Chiefs in a double header at home. Down 2-11 with one out in the bottom of the third, hopes were low for Chambers, but with two runners on Madison Davis and Olivia Daughtry hit back-to-back doubles to send in a combined three runs. Raleigh Patterson singled allowing Daughtry to score, cutting the Lakeside lead 6-11.
Lakeside added a run after a tag up on a flyout in the top of the fourth. Chambers answered by scoring two in the bottom of the inning to make the score 8-12.
The Lady Chiefs opened the fifth with a homerun and a pair of doubles. On the mound for the Lady Rebels, Brynlee Alford forced two ground outs and a strikeout to halt the Lakeside scoring at 8-14. In the bottom of the fifth with two out, McKenzie Gilliland homered on a fly ball to center field. With bases loaded, Daughtry tripled to cut the Lakeside lead to 2.
Lakeside extended their lead 12-15 in the top of the 6th. With two outs, Carley Forbus turned things around for Chambers hitting a line drive double. Gilliland singled, sending Forbus home. With two runners on, Sophie Price reached on fly ball allowing Gilliland to score. Davis then hit a ground ball causing the Lady Chief defense to falter making two errors and allowing Chambers to tie up the score.
Alford struck out two of four batters in the top of the 7th and allowed no runs. Down to the last out with two runners on in the bottom of the 7th with the score tied at 15 all, Gilliland singled sending in the game winning run.
The Lady Rebels rolled to another win in the second game of the night 10-6. Makayla Foster got the win on the mound striking out 11 batters.
Chambers Baseball beat Lakeside three times in a little over 24 hours to start the week. Traveling to Lakeside for a single game, the Rebels took the lead 4-0 in the first, mostly due to Lakeside’s struggles on the mound. In the top of the second, AJ Barnes, Luke Tarver, and Drew Sheppard all recorded RBIs to extend the Rebel lead 7-0. Sheppard and Kyle Hand both singled in the third with runners on to make the score 11-0.
Grant Jones hit a hard ground ball and reached on error while sending in Barnes in the top of the 5th for the Rebels’ final score of the game. Lakeside did get on the board in the bottom of the 5th on a ground ball to third base, but the Rebels had already sealed the win 12-1.
Jones got the win on the mound, striking out 10, walking 5 and allowing no hits and no runs in 3.2 innings.
The Rebels returned home on Tuesday to record a 7-2 win and a 13-2 win over Lakeside.