By Ashley Oliver
The Chambers Rebels defeated EMCA in a region doubleheader on Monday to improve their region record to 5-1 and their overall record to 11-4. In the 12-2 Chambers game 1 win Dalton Thrower picked up the win throwing 4 2/3 innings; allowing 2 hits and 2 runs. Nick Harmon threw 1 1/3 in relief to close the game out in 6 innings. Hunter Davis led going 2-2 with 2 RBIs. Jordan Gillespie went 2-3 with 2 RBIs and Hayden Thompson went 2-4 with 1 RBI.
Game 2 resulted in a 6-3 Rebel win over EMCA. Hunter Davis picked up the win throwing 6 2/3; allowing 6 hits and 3 runs. Nick Harmon picked up the final out for the save. Braxton Allen Blake Sheppard ,Jordan Gillespie and Caydon Smoot each went 1-2 in the win. Coach Matt Smith stated “We didn’t play our best baseball but anytime you can pick up two wins in region, that is a positive. Our pitching continues to be our strong point. There is a lot of potential for this team to be good but we must be more consistent with our hitting in order to do so.”
The Rebels took a loss on Thursday by a score of 4-3 against Springwood. Gavin White, Hunter Davis, and Dalton Thrower all pitched well in the game. The game was tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the 6th until Springwood took the lead with an infield single to take the lead and win 4-3. Gavin White, Hunter Davis, Dalton Thrower, Jordan Gillespie, Brock Ennis and Caydon Smoot all recorded a hit. Ennis recorded 2 RBIs.
On Friday the Rebels participated in Cornerstone Christian’s two day baseball tournament where they faced Restoration; winning 17-8. John McClellan picked up his first win of the season going 4 2/3 inning allowing 7 hits and 8 runs. Chambers scored 17 in the top of the first before pulling their starters. Hunter Davis headlined the scoring outpour with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs in the first inning. Braxton Allen, Dalton Thrower, Brock Ennis, Jordan Gillespie, Reed Allen, Caydon Smoot and Hayden Thompson added hits. Thompson also picked up 3 RBIs.
On day two of tournament play, the Rebels faced Coosa Valley; defeating them 8-1. Gavin White pitched all 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and recording 6 strikeouts. Hunter Davis went 1-1 at the plate. Braxton Allen went 2-3 with 2 RBIs. Brock Ennis went 1-2 with 3 RBI’s and Blake Sheppard recorded 2 RBIs.
Game 2 on Saturday resulted in a 10-1 loss against 3A Lee Scott. Dalton Thrower took the loss on the mound for the Rebels. Hunter Davis went 3-3, Gavin White 2-2 and Braxton Allen 1-3. “I am very pleased with our team’s progress so far this season.” Stated Coach Matt Smith. “Our pitching and defense has been very strong which is a great recipe for success. I hated to see us go into the break on a sour note but I know that with the leaders that we have they will come back hungry and finish this season out strong.”
The Rebels will resume the season when they return from spring break taking on Lyman Ward Military Academy on April 3rd at Lyman Ward starting at 3:00 cst.