For the first time in 2014 the Tolar Rattlers did not win a track meet.
However, given the fact that several of their members were in Austin competing in the prestigious Texas Relays, finishing second at Keene isn’t bad.
The Rattlers had won each of their first four meets.
Rodie Brister and Dalton Shaw each won a pair of gold medals for the Rattlers at Keene.… Read the rest
The Tolar Rattlers entered District 10-2A baseball play feeling pretty good about themselves, sporting an 8-3 record.
Now, however, three games in, the Rattlers are struggling to get their first league victory.
The latest Tolar setback was 4-3 at Whitney Saturday, the second straight one-run loss in which the winning run was scored late.
Whitney plated the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth inning, overcoming a 3-1 Rattlers lead.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
The Tolar Lady Rattlers put up a furious rally Tuesday at Maypearl, only to come up short in a 13-9 loss in a District 10-2A softball game.
Trailing 10-2 in the top of the sixth inning, the Lady Rattlers scored seven runs to close within one. Maypearl pulled away to give itself some cushion in the final margin.
The Lady Rattlers (5-9, 1-3 in District 10-2A) had a dozen base hits, but hurt themselves greatly with 11 errors.… Read the rest
The Tolar Rattlers had their first District 10-2A baseball victory in their grasp.
Well, before Maypearl came to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Rattlers took a one-run lead in the top of the inning, but then surrendered two runs in the bottom to fall 5-4.
Lance Smith singled to lead off the seventh, and went to second on Stevie Morphew’s sacrifice bunt.… Read the rest
The Tolar Rattlers’ District 10-2A baseball opener was spoiled with an 8-1 loss at home to Grandview.
The Rattlers managed five hits and committed six errors.
Corbin Wood drove in the lone run for Tolar (7-4 overall).
“Grandview is tough, and to beat them we needed to have production, which we didn’t,” said Tolar coach Darrell Hogan.
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Tolar pitching – Cade Brown 6 innings, 6 runs (3 earned), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts; Lance Smith 1 inning, 2 runs (1 earned), 1 walk, 1 strikeout.… Read the rest
The Tolar Lady Rattlers suffered from a lack of offense and defense in a 10-0 loss to Graford Friday.
The Lady Rattlers (5-8 overall) fell to 1-2 in District 10-2A.
Tolar hurt itself with four errors that led to seven unearned runs. They also managed just five singles offensively.
“Not what I envisioned our score to be in this game. We were flat on offense and defense,” said Tolar coach Christy Collie.… Read the rest
The Tolar Rattlers made it a perfect 4-for-4 this track season, capturing the championship of their own Rattler Relays Saturday.
The Lady Rattlers also won for a second straight meet.
The Rattlers scored 216 points to easily outdistance runner-up Comanche with 151. North Central Texas Academy was third with 105.
The Lady Rattlers had a much closer victory, edging Comanche 190-183.… Read the rest
Proving that baseball is indeed a team sport, the Tolar Rattlers had 14 players post a statistic in Tuesday’s 18-5 road rout of Itasca.
Five pitchers threw in the six-inning game that was called because of the University Interscholastic League mercy rule. They gave up just two hits and two earned runs.
Four of those five, along with nine others, had a base hit and/or drove in a run.… Read the rest
The Tolar Lady Rattlers spotted visiting Rio Vista an early one-run lead, and stormed back for a 14-4 District 10-2A softball victory Tuesday.
The victory evened the Lady Rattlers’ district record at 1-1 (5-7 overall).
“Every win is extremely important, and it feels good to have a win,” said Tolar coach Christy Collie.
“I’m pleased with the way the girls are playing.… Read the rest