Leake Academy’s Caroline Jackson gets ready to step on home plate and celebrate with her teammates after hitting a two-run home run against Clinton Christian on Saturday.

Photo by Robbie Robertson
Leake Academy’s Caroline Jackson gets ready to step on home plate and celebrate with her teammates after hitting a two-run home run against Clinton Christian on Saturday. Photo by Robbie Robertson
The Leake Academy Lady Rebels opened up the 2019 softball season by splitting their first two games.

The Lady Rebels opened the season with an 11-1 win over Tri-County on Friday and then dropped a 7-5 decision to Clinton Christian on Saturday.

Leake returns to play on Monday as they host Magnolia Heights in a 6 p.m. contest. The Lady Rebels return the trip on Friday as they hit the road to Senatobia to take on Magnolia Heights in a 6 p.m. contest.



Leake Academy 11

Tri-County 1

The Lady Rebels banged out 13 hits in the season opener as they took a 10-run rule win over Tri-County on Friday.

After Tri-County scored one run in the top of the first, Leake scored three in the first, one in the second, four in the third and three in the fifth to finish off the game.

Leake outhit Tri-County 13-4 in the contest. Emmi Harkins got off to a hot start, going 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Maybry Mayfield was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Grayci Brantley was 2-for-2 and had two RBIs. Ashley Smith and Caroline Jackson were each 2-for-4 while Jenna Chamblee doubled. Emeri Warren also drove in two runs.

Kristen Walker started on the mound and pitched all five innings, scattering four hits while striking out eight.



Clinton Christian 7

Leake Academy 5

The Lady Warriors had twice as many hits as Leake and held on to take a two-run win over the Lady Rebels on Saturday.

Each team scored one run in the first inning while Clinton added single runs in the second and third innings and led 3-2. Clinton added two more in the top of the fifth to go up 5-2 before Leake answered with three in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a tw0-run home run by Caroline Jackson. Clinton scratched right back with two runs in the top of the sixth and held off Leake to take the win.

Clinton outhit Leake 10-5 in the contest as Jackson was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Jenna Chamblee was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored while Emmi Harkins also doubled and scored.