In one of the most offensive showings ever for the program, the Tolar Lady Rattlers captured the championship of the Perrin Softball Tournament this past weekend.
The Lady Rattlers (9-7) outscored their six opponents 78-12 in winning all six contests.
This included a 31-0 shellacking of Graford in the final game of the opening day.
It was hardly the only one-sided victory for the Lady Rattlers. They also blasted Bryson 16-3 and blanked Dublin 11-0.
In the championship game they outdueled District 10-2A counterpart Godley 6-1.
“We went to the tournament with the boal to win first place and the girls played hard every game,” said Tolar coach Christie Collie. “Three of our upperclassmen have had injuries, and our freshmen have stepped up their game and delivered at the plate.”
Pitchers Staci Ashley and Tay Vasquez each went 3-0 in the tournament. Ashley struck out 29 in 14 innings, and Vasquez struck out 17 in 10 innings.
Hannah Lee was Tolar’s leading hitter in the tournament with 10 hits and eight runs batted in. Katie Keith drove in 14 runs with her seven hits, Vasquez had seven hits and five RBIs, and Kayla Bonnell had nine hits and five RBIs, batting .600 in the tournament.
Magen Collie hit a home run over the fence and drove in six runs with her four hits.
Ashley, Vasquez, Keith, Lee and Bonnell were named to the all-tournament team.
Perrin Softball Tournament
Tolar 6, Perrin 5
Tolar 8, Paradise 3
Tolar 31, Graford 0
Tolar 16, Bryson 3
Tolar 11, Dublin 0
Tolar 6, Godley 1
Tolar pitching – Staci Ashley (3-0) 14 innings, 29 strikeouts, 5 walks, 5 runs (3 earned); Taya Vasquez (3-0) 10 innings, 17 strikeouts, 4 walks, 7 runs (6 earned).
Tolar hitting – Hannah Lee 10 hits, 8 RBIs; Kayla Bonnell 9 hits, 5 RBIs; Katie Keith 7 hits, 14 RBIs; Vasquez 7 hits, 5 RBIs; Ashley 6 hits, 1 RBI; Bailey Holt 5 hits, 6 RBIs; Magen Collie 4 hits (one over-the-fence home run), 6 RBIs; Laura Anderson 3 hits, 1 RBI; Caitlyn Hall 3 hits, 1 RBI; Kayla Snyder 2 hits, 2 RBIs; Searra Mace 2 hits, 2 RBIs; Tatum Newton 1 hit; Kate Gilbreath 1 hit, 1 RBI.