Fourth-ranked Angelo State suffers 10-9 loss to St. Mary's (Texas)
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The Lady Rattlers were able to exact revenge Friday on No. 4 Angelo State, which gave St. Mary's (Texas) its first loss of the season earlier this month in the Rattlers' opening College Softball Classic.
St. Mary's knocked off the Rambelles 10-9 in a high-scoring contest, before winning its second game on the day against Colorado State-Pueblo 6-2, in the Angelo State Round Robin.
The Rattlers (9-5) trampled Angelo State's (8-3) home field in the opening day of the tournament, smacking 12 hits in the double-digit game with Jared Gonzalez going yard for her first home run of the season for two RBIs. Vianna Gutierrez also had two RBIs off one hit against the Rambelles and Nicole Sardelich and Shelly Lee Zawadzki each brought in an RBI apiece.
Leading the Rattlers in batting average and hits so far this season, Saredich added four more against Angelo State, going 4-for-5 at the plate. Zawadzki and Hannah Fields also had multiple-hit games, recording two apiece. Two-time Conference Pitcher of the Year Emily Brittian picked up her fourth win on the season with two strikeouts, scattering eight hits during four innings.
The Rattlers kept their winning pace for their second game on the day against the Thunderwolves, slicing a 6-2 victory. Gutierrez tossed a sharp game in the circle, going the full seven innings to pick up 10 strikeouts in the win to improve to 2-3 on the season. Sardelich again had the hot bat, smacking three hits in four at-bats to lead the Rattlers' nine-hit game. Zawadzki again recorded a pair of hits as well as two stolen bases.