Rattlers hand Lady Lions bitter losses
The Varsity and JV Lady Lions had their combined hopes of perfect seasons dashed on April 14 when they traveled to San Marcos and fell in back-to-back contests against the poisonous Lady Rattlers.
Varsity v. San Marcos
The Lady Lion Varsity softball team was “snake bit” by the Lady Rattlers, losing a close 1-0 ballgame.
The Lady Rattlers scored thei
r first and only run on the sixth-ranked Lady Lions in the first inning by stringing together three hits that eventually became the game-winning run.
Lockhart did not give up and continued to play quick, solid defense and put runners in scoring position several times. They could not, however, push any runs across home plate.
San Marcos robbed multiple hits from the Lady Lions with aggressive play on defense.
Each team had five hits and one error. It was a heartbreaking loss for Lockhart who was looking to a perfect season.
The Lady Lions took out their frustration over the loss on the Del Valle Lady Cardinals on Monday, April 20, soundly defeating the flock 12-2 in five innings. The victory, coupled with the Elgin Lady Wildcats’ loss to the Hays Lady Rebels on Monday, placed the Lady Lions unrivaled for first place in District 17-4A as they traveled to Elgin on Tuesday evening to face off with the Lady Wildcats in the final game of regular-season play.
Check next week’s Post-Register or visit www.post-register.com for the full scoop on the Lady Lions’ final two games, as well as information on post-season play.
JV v. San Marcos
Like their varsity counterparts, the JV Lady Lions also fell to the Lady Rattlers on April 14, dropping their first district game 8-4.
San Marcos scored first and added runs to the board during each inning.
The Lady Lions tried to make a comeback in the fourth inning when Alyssa Segura, Breanna Delgado and Sam Ortega each hit a double to put some runs across the plate. The rally was not enough to secure a lead, however.
Adelena Martinez also added a single to help with the Lady Lion rally, while Adelina Sandoval struck out six from the circle.
The Lady Lions closed their season on Tuesday evening against the Elgin Lady Wildcats.
(Courtesy of Alisha Homann)