The Tolar Lady Rattlers are officially now in a must-win situation, according to coach Christy Collie.
The Lady Rattlers fell to 1-4 in District 10-2A softball (5-10 overall) Saturday with a 12-1 loss to Whitney on the Tolar diamond.
“I’ve got to find the chemistry that will produce wins in this next round (of district),” said Collie.
“We certainly can’t afford any more losses if we want to reach our team goal, which is to make the playoffs.”
Staci Ashley led Tolar at the plate, going 3-for-3. Katie Keith drove in the lone Lady Rattlers run.
Ashley also struck out eight in the final four innings pitching. She came in with the Lady Rattlers trailing 8-0.
The Lady Rattlers are on the road for the next three games before finishing the season with two games at home.
Whitney 440 110 2 – 12 12 0
Tolar 000 100 0 – 1 4 1
Tolar pitching – Tatum Newton 3 innings, 4 hits, 5 earned runs, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts; Staci Ashley 4 innings, 8 hits, 7 earned runs, 5 walks, 8 strikeouts.
Tolar hitting – Ashley 2-3; Carson King 1-2, walk; Kaeie Keith 1-3, RBI; Haley Webb 2 walks, stolen base; Searra Mace walk, 2 stolen bases; Kayla Bonnell walk, stolen base.
Tolar record – 5-10 overall, 1-4 in District 10-2A.