By Matt Smith
CA Head Coach
Photo by Ashley Oliver
Chambers defeated Evangel on Tuesday in an area matchup by a score of 21-8. With this win, the Rebels have locked up a home playoff series (The #1 seed and a first round bye will be decided Monday with the completion of a suspended game against Eastwood, currently 3-3 top 6th bases loaded for Eastwood with 2 outs). The loser will be the #2 seed and host a first round playoff game.
The Rebels got off to a slow start in their game against Evangel falling behind 7-2 until the top of the 6th when the Rebels dropped an 11 run inning led by a bases loaded single by Brock Ennis. The Rebels would score another 8 in the 7th to make it 21-7. Dalton Thrower picked up the win going 5 innings and allowing 3 hits. At the plate Brock Ennis went 2-5 with 5 RBIs. Dalton Thrower went 3-6 with 2 RBIs. Gavin White was 2-5, Hunter Davis 2-5, Blake Sheppard 2-4 and Caydon Smoot was 2-5 in the win.
Chambers defeated Springwood in game 1 on Wednesday by a final of 5-1. Hunter Davis got the win throwing a complete game 4 hitter. At the plate Davis was 3-4, Braxton Allen 2-4, Brock Ennis 1-3 with 2 RBIs, Dalton Thrower 2-3, Blake Sheppard 2-3 and Hayden Thompson 2-3.
In Game 2 the Wildcats would defeat the Rebels by a final 10-8 in 8 innings. The Rebels held a 7-6 lead going into the top of the 7th before allowing the Wildcats to tie the game. Springwood would strike for 3 runs in the top of the 8th. Chambers would respond with 2 of their own but come up short. Gavin White took the loss for the Rebels going 7 innings allowing 8 hits. Hunter Davis was 2-3 with 3 RBIs and Dalton Thrower was 2-4.
This was a really exciting week for Chambers Academy baseball. It was great to go out and clinch at least a home playoff game by defeating Evangel. We followed that up by playing one of our best team games all year against Springwood. Although we dropped the second one I told the kids that we have nothing to hang our heads about because we have progressively become a better team all year and that should carry us well into the playoffs.