Weekly Baseball Review April 30 – May 5


Ethan Stewart, Sports Journalist

Friday, April, 30

 The Southwestern Rebels varsity baseball team record was 9-2. The next opponent was their former sectional rival, Austin. Jamison Lewis started on the mound but was replaced after one inning with Jordan DeAtley. Austin exploded for an early 10-1 lead but the Rebels did not stop fighting. After their bats started heating up in the third and fourth innings the Rebels were quickly cutting down the lead. After a few timely hits, walks, and bunts the Rebels took the lead and ended up winning 14-13. The Rebels are now 10-2.


Saturday, May, 1

 The Rebels traveled to Scottsburg for an early morning doubleheader. Scottsburg was a tough 3A team but that didn’t stop the Rebels. The first game was tight until the Rebels broke it open in the fourth inning. Landon DeAtley started on the mound and held Scottsburg to only one hit. The second game was a different story. The Rebels pitched some guys who had never pitched in a varsity game and Scottburg capitalized. The Rebels dropped the second game 11-1. The Rebels are now 11-3.


Monday, May, 3

The Rebels were voted the #10 ranked team in 2A on the coaches poll, making it the first time that the varsity baseball team has reached the top ten ranking in over twenty years. Although this was great news, they had a tough opponent that same day. They were facing the #1 ranked team in 1A, Oldenburg. Jordan DeAltey started on the mound and pitched a great game. He ended up with six strikeouts in six innings. The Rebels bats were hot from the start, a few timely hits and some great squeeze bunts would take down Oldenburg. The Rebels are now 12-3.


Wednesday, May, 5 

The Rebels traveled to Rising Sun to face the Shiners. This would be the second meeting between these two conference teams. The first game ended in a Rebels win and it was evident in the first inning that they would win again. Jamison Lewis started the game on the mound and pitched six innings allowing two hits while striking out seven. The Rebels bats were hot and they got up 4-0 in the first inning. After a back and forth game the Rebels pulled away with an 11-6 win. The Rebels are now 13-3 and 5-1 in the ORVC.