The Leake Academy Lady Rebels split a pair of games in their opening weekend of the fast-pitch softball season.

The Lady Rebels defeated Carroll Academy 13-0 in the opener last Friday but then dropped a 5-0 decision to Clinton Christian Academy on Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Rebels have a busy week ahead. They were to visit Simpson Academy on Monday. They then host Winston Academy Friday in their first district game of the season. On Saturday, Leake Academy will compete in the Clinton Christian tournament, which will be played at Hinds Community College in Raymond.


Lady Rebels 13

Carroll Academy 0

The Lady Rebels outhit Carroll Academy 13-2 in the game which was played in Madden.

Leake Academy scored three in the first, eight in the second and two in the third.

Kristen Walker was the winning pitcher as she went 2.2 innings. She had three strike outs and allowed two hits. Caroline Jackson finished up the game. She struck out two and walked one batter.

Jackson hit two doubles and knocked in two runs. Savannah Greer and Ashley Smith both hit a double. Emmi Harkins had one hit, knocked in three runs and scored two.


Clinton Christian 5

Lady Rebels 0

The Lady Rebels could only muster three hits in their loss to Clinton Christian.

Clinton scored one in the first and four in the third.

Jackson took the pitching loss. She helped her cause with two hits while Emery Warren had one hit.

“Maybe we were suffering from too much Neshoba County Fair,” Coach Doug Jones said. “Clinton has a good team. Eight of their players will probably play college ball. We like playing good competition, but we have to fix some things. I expect we will bounce back.”

The Lady Rebels entered the week with a 1-1 record.