Lowndes opens baseball season

Published 7:48 am Saturday, February 27, 2010

Students, parents and fans cheered on with anticipation as the Lowndes Academy baseball season opened with games against Macon-East this past Tuesday.

Teams took to the field anxiously after having their games delayed Monday due to rain.

Macon-East was methodical in its play before pulling out front of Lowndes Academy as the contest progressed. Damp ground conditions often contributed to the slow pace of the game.

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However, early on the Rebels varsity team held a close pace with the Knights with solid pitching through the early innings of the game.

The early hours of the evening saw Macon-East ahead of Lowndes Academy boys 8-1 by the end of the game.

Head Coach Jordan Mills of the Rebels said he saw some good pitching from Chance Ward and Anderson Casey, but the team made some defensive mistakes.

“We will be improving communication on the field as the season progresses and the players’ good attitudes should allow that to happen,” said Mills.

This will be Mills’ first season as head coach for the Rebels, and he says the team has a good foundation and a lot to improve upon as the season continues.

The Rebels will be playing the Panthers at Prattville Christian Academy on Monday, March 1.