Annabell Watkins (55) slides safely into third.
Annabell Watkins (55) slides safely into third.
The Leake Academy Rebelettes have certainly gotten their 2014 fast-pitch softball season off to a good start.

On Saturday, the Rebelettes went 4-0 in the Starkville Academy Invitational. And on Tuesday, they were to open play on their new state-of-the-art softball field

The new field is located next to the north end zone of the football field and is behind the new kindergarten building. It has block dugouts and a brick concession stand. The field is lighted. And instead of wire fencing on the backstop, there will be a net from dugout to dugout behind home plate.

"It really a special place," Coach Doug Jones said. "We are replacing the old field that we have been on since around 2000. It was on borrowed land, about a mile from the campus. This is our field and we are very proud of it."

The team practiced on the new field for the first time last Thursday. The Rebelettes have two home games this week as they were to host Tri-County on Tuesday and Winston Academy on Thursday.

Jones said the team played well in the Starkville tournament.

"We got better in each game," Jones said. "I think we were tired of practicing and wanted to play in a real game situation. That's how you get better."



Rebelettes 7

Hebron Christian 3

Annika Jones struck out eight batters as the Rebelettes opened the season with a victory.

Leake Academy scored one in the first, four in the second, one in the third and one in the fourth. Hebron answered with two in the first and one in the third.

Leake Academy had 9-3 hitting edge. Rebekah Roberson and Annabell Watkins both hit a double and a single while Bayly Moss added a double.



Rebelettes 11

Jackson Victors 0

Leake Academy scored nine runs in the second inning and never looked back in its win over the Jackson Victors.

Grace Dabbs was the winning pitch and finished with five strike outs.

Dabbs helped her cause at the plate by hitting a double and two singles as did Brandy Quick. Marlee Tubby had two hits.



Rebelettes 16

Central 0

Leake Academy banged out 17 hits in their win over Central Academy.

The Rebelettes scored 11 in the first, one in the second, two in the third and two in the fourth.

Jones was the winning pitcher. She finished with four strikeouts.

Quick hit a triple and a double to lead the Rebelettes. Jones and Dabbs both hit a double and two single. Roberson had three hits and Mariallen Morris had two hits.



Leake Academy 4

Central 0

Central Academy played its way through the losers bracket and came back to play Leake Academy a closer game.

Leake Academy scored three in the first and one in the second. Dabbs was the winning pitcher with eight strike outs.

Moss and Jones both hit doubles to pace the Rebelettes.

Here is Leake Academy's 2014 schedule:



Leake Academy Rebelettes

2014 fast-pitch

softball

Aug. 2 - at Starkville tournament

Aug. 5 - Tri-County

Aug. 7 - Winston

Aug. 12 - at Manchester

Aug. 14 - at Winston

Aug. 19 - at Tri-County

Aug. 21 - Manchester

Aug. 23 - Parklane Tournament

Aug. 26 - at Oak Hill

Sept. 2 - at Canton Academy

Sept. 6 - Carroll Academy tournament

Sept. 8 - Canton Academy

Sept. 9 - Oak Hill

Sept. 13 - Jackson Prep Tournament

Sept. 15 - Carroll Academy

Sept. 22 - North State AA tournament

Sept. 27-29 - State AA tournament