Lowndes Academy baseball/softball tournament underway

Published 10:41 am Friday, March 3, 2017

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

The Lowndes Academy Baseball Tournament began Thursday night with the girls going 2-0 and the boys going 1-1.

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The Lowndes Academy Lady Rebels went 2-0 on the first night with a 10-9 Victory over Evangel and a 6-4 win over Fort Dale. 

In baseball, the Rebels held off Coosa Valley 8-6, but lost to Fort Dale 7-2.

In softball, in the Evangel game, the Lady Rebels led 10-2 going into the fifth inning before committing four errors over the last two innings, but held on for the win.

In the night cap, trailing 4-1 in the sixth inning, the Lady Rebels plated five runs capped off by a two RBI single from Avery Morgan that gave the Lady Rebels their final margin.

The Lady Rebels improved to 6-1 and will play again at 3 p.m. Saturday.

In baseball, the Rebels held off Coosa Valley 8-6 and lost to Fort Dale 2-0 on Thursday. The Rebels record now stands at 5-2 on the young season. They will play again Saturday at 10 a.m.

Lady Rebels head softball coach Matt Marshall said of his team, “We graduated six starters last year and are definitely rebuilding this year. “

He said, “We are relying on two seniors and returning starters Emily Smith and Sasha Jaworski for leadership and guidance. “

He said, “I was super proud of our team in the Fort Dale tournament.  We struggled in some areas, but overachieved in others.  The year is going to be a constant process to improve and get better and we are looking forward to that.  The girls have a lot of fight and tenacity in them and for that I am grateful.”

Shane Moye is the head baseball coach for Lowndes Academy.