High School Sports

Lady Raiders wrap up rough week on diamond

The Riverfield Academy Lady Raiders lost three close games Aug. 25 in the Bayou Academy 16-team tournament.

The Lady Raiders lost a 1-0 game to Marshall Academy in a pitchers duel in the opening game of the tourney. M. Bennett took the loss on the mound, scattering seven hits. M. Allen had the Raiders only hit.

The Lady Raiders lost an 4-3 extra inning game to Washington School in their second game of the tourney. K. Branch took the loss on the mound. R. Gibson and M. Word had hits for the Lady Raiders.

Lady Raiders claim District AAA win over Cougars

The Riverfield Academy Lady Raider softball team claimed its first district AAA win last Tuesday with a convincing 20-8 victory over the Central Hinds Cougars.

Senior pitcher and second baseman M. Parker got the win on the mound for the Lady Raiders as the raiders evened their district record to 1-1.

Tied at 8-8 after three innings, the Lady Raiders’ bats exploded for 16 hits behind M. Allen, R. Gibson and T. Hixon, who each had three hits in the contest. J. Sanders and E. Barker also had multiple hits.

Next, the Lady Raiders defeated Park Place Academy 6-5.

Lady Raiders post two wins in softball play

The Riverfield Academy Lady Raiders are finding their stride with two wins this week.

K. Branch pitched a one hitter against Riverdale July 31 and Word, Cumpton, Smith and Crawford all had hits for the Lady Raiders in a 12-1 win.

The same day, the Lady Raiders also played Prairie View Academy. L. Gandy scattered  four hits and M. Parker and R. Gibson, led the 10-hit Lady Raider attack with five hits between them. Parker had  four RBI’s. T. Hixon had the big blast with a two-run homerun, sending the lady Raiders to a 14-4 win.


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