Rebels Baseball remains a team to beat

Published 9:00 am Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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As baseball season continues, the Lowndes Academy Rebels’ baseball team has solidified themselves as a team to beat. 

Head coach said the season is off to a good start with the Rebels already establishing a strong record.

“[The season] is going good,” Moye said. “We are 16-5.”

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Ashton Yelder, one of the Rebels’ star players, said that team was really able to recover after the first few bad games and continues to improve as the season goes on. 

“I’ve seen our younger guys stepping up more as the season progresses,” Yelder said. “We have also been playing together as a team extremely well. We are just having fun and playing our game.” 

Following an eventful start to the season, the team was able to secure their sixth consecutive win when they faced off against Hooper Academy on Mar. 7. The final score was 7-3. 

The Rebels kept the momentum as they went into their next game, meeting Meadowview on Mar. 11 and winning the game with a final score of 12-2.

On Mar. 12, the Rebels emerged victorious against Meadowview once again with a huge gap and a final score of 13-1. 

The next game on Mar. 14 was a nail-biter as the team challenged the Fort Dale Eagles and narrowly clutched the victory with a final score of 9-7. 

The Rebels competed in another tournament on Mar. 16, keeping their winning streak as they beat both teams they faced. The final score was 8-3 against the Bessemer Academy Rebels and 5-0 against the Southern Academy Cougars. 

The Rebels lost their winning streak in an upsetting loss against the Autauga Academy Generals on Mar. 18, the team played hard but was not able to take home the win with a final score of 3-5.   

Yelder explained that although the team has been playing well, there are a few things they could work on to improve themselves for the next few games. 

“We have been great at putting pressure on the other teams,” Yelder said. “Our goal is to score first every game and our pitching staff has been very good. I think that we could definitely improve on hitting and being smarter on bases, those things could really help us out.” 

The team faced off against Sparta Academy on Mar. 19 and will travel to Edgewood on Mar. 22.