Chambers Academy falls at Edgewood

Published 10:28 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018

ELMORE — Monday’s game at Edgewood Academy contained added meaning for Chambers Academy baseball coach Dillon NesSmith.

It was the first opportunity for the Edgewood Academy alumnus to coach against his old team as the Rebels’ skipper.

His homecoming could have gone better. Chambers Academy (7-10) dropped a 4-2 decision despite out-hitting the Wildcats, 7-6.

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The Rebels took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single from Luke Davis, who also started on the hill. He gave up four runs over four innings, but only two were earned.

Chambers Academy committed four errors in the game, including one in the bottom of the first that allowed Edgewood Academy to claim a 2-1 advantage.

The Rebels drew even, 2-2, in the third inning on a sacrifice fly from Braxton Allen. His swing scored Jordan Gillespie, who began the inning with a double.

Edgewood Academy countered with a sacrifice fly of its own in the bottom of the frame. The Wildcats then added another run in the fourth inning following a Chambers Academy error.

The Rebels did not have an answer. Edgewood Academy pitchers Alex Johnson and Colby Potts held the visitors scoreless over the final four innings.

Davis and Gillespie led Chambers Academy at the plate. Davis went 2-for-2 with an RBI, while Gillespie went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Gavin White, Blake Sheppard and Brody Smoot also recorded hits.

Caydon Smoot pitched the fifth and sixth innings after relieving Davis. He surrendered three hits but prevented Edgewood Academy from plating additional runs.

The Chambers Academy softball team also left Edgewood Academy with an unfavorable result. The Lady Rebels (8-4) lost 11-1.

The Chambers Academy baseball and softball teams will both return to action on Thursday at Cornerstone Christian School near Birmingham.