Rebels softball squad earns first win

Published 10:14 pm Saturday, March 1, 2014

By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser

After an 0-2 start to the season, including a tough loss earlier in the week to cross-town rival Jemison, Thorsby’s softball team picked up a much-needed win Friday at home against B.B. Comer, 7-2.

With two scoreless innings in the books, B.B. Comer finally broke through against Taylor McManus and the Rebel defense and got on the scoreboard for 1-0 lead in the top half of the third inning.

Thorsby's Lily Barnett makes a catch for an out.

Thorsby’s Lily Barnett makes a catch for an out.

The Rebels answered with five runs of their own in the bottom half of the third.

McManus reached base on a single and Braiden Gottier on a walk to set up a run-scoring double from Lily Barnett.

Keela Lucas followed with a double of her own to score Barnett and Gottier, and a Kaley Perdue single score Lucas and Christian Niece, who reached base on a walk.

After three innings of play, the Rebels led 5-1.

McManus and the Rebel defense retired six of the next seven Comer batters to maintain a four-run lead going to the top of the sixth inning.

Shernelia Cook started the inning with a single to right-center field for the Tigers, and one batter later, Jada Hutchins score Cook on a infield single to cut the Rebels lead to three.

The Rebels added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth when a Niece single to right scored Barnett, who reached on a Tigers’ error, and a Perdue single scored Lucas, who reached on a single.

With McManus looking to complete the game from the mound, the Tigers went down in order in the top half of the seventh, and the Rebels picked up their first win of the season.

McManus pitched a complete game for the Rebels and allowed two runs on 10 hits, and two walks. She struck out seven.

Lucas led the Rebels at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.