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Rebels advance with game three win

Kole Baker got the win on the mound in game three to advance the Rebels in the playoffs. Photo by April Fuller

By Katie McElvy

Lady Rebels Softball
After making the state tournament, the Lady Rebels participated in the seeding tournament, coming up short by one run in both games. First, the Lady Rebels faced Edgewood. Both teams were held scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when Edgewood knocked in two runs. Chambers answered in the top of the fifth. After Gabby Coleman reached on an error. Madison Gilliland doubled on a line drive, scoring one run. Sophie Price then singled, knocking in Gilliland to tie up the game. Edgewood added another run in the top of the sixth, but Chambers once again answered. With two runners on, Allie Paschal hit a sacrifice fly, scoring one run and tying the game at three runs all. The Lady Rebels held the Wildcats in the bottom of the sixth, but Chambers failed to get any hits in the the top of the seventh opening the door for Edgewood. The Wildcats were able to get a hit with two runners on, and the Lady Rebels fell 3-4.
Abbeville Christian struck first in the second game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the third. They added two more runs in the fourth, seemingly putting the game out of reach for the Lady Rebels, but Chambers had a big inning in the top of the fifth. Hadley Helleso, Madison Stanford, and Makenzie Gilliland all singled to load up the bases. Makayla Foster then doubled, sending in two runs. Allie Paschal hit another RBI to make the score 3-4. Abbeville Christian added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth, but the Lady Rebels battled again. Stanford and Gilliland singled to start the seventh. Foster hit in one run, and Daughtrey hit in another to come within one score, but the rally fell short, and the Lady Rebels lost 5-6. Chambers will enter the state tournament as a number four seed.

Rebels Baseball The Rebels entered into a best of three series with Southern Academy in the second round of the state playoffs. The Rebels took the first game 2-1. Southern scored their only run in the bottom of the third on a steal of home. After Eli Whorton singled in the fifth, courtesy runner Hunter Andrews stole both second and third base and capitalized on an error to tie up the game at one run each. Luke Tarver hit an RBI double in the sixth to win the game 2-1. Jonathan Caulfield got the win on the mound.
Chambers dropped the second game 1-2 to force a third game. The Rebels returned for a second day of play with their bats on fire. Tarver knocked in Landon Hand in the first to put Chambers on the board, but Southern took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first. However, the Rebel bats came alive in the top of the fourth. Eli Whorton, Kyle Hand, and Jonathan Caulfield all singled to start off the inning, tying up the score. Sam Smith also singled to load up the bases for Peyton Yerta who doubled, sending in two more runs. Luke Tarver also doubled, clearing the bases and giving the Rebels a 7-2 lead. Landon Hand stole home in the sixth to add another run. Grey Hayley and Yerta both singled with runners on in the top of the seventh to make the final score 11-2. Kole Baker got the win on the mound, allowing five hits, walking two, and striking out five.
Chambers will now advance to the third round where they will face off against Edgewood in another best of three series.

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