Last Thursday’s softball game against Lavaca was of the utmost importance for the Magazine Lady Rattlers. This match was going to determine who of the two would be taking the third and fourth seeding for this week’s District Tournament. It was the third seed that the Lady Rattlers wanted and thanks to fireballer, Liz Greek, it was the third seed that they got. Due to Elizabeth’s patience, power, and speed throughout all aspects of the game, the Lady Rattlers came out on top with the win 19-14. “This game was very important to us and our coach,” explained Greek. “We needed this game to make three seed for District.”
Paving the way to victory was Greek’s 5 hits, including an epic homer in the seventh inning, as well as her 4 RBI, 2 runs, and her 6.2 innings on the pitcher’s mound which saw 126 pitches to 42 batters and 9 strikeouts. “It was a good win,” exclaimed Coach Buck Chappell. “Liz sealed the deal with a three-run shot in the top of the 7th. Hats off to the Lady Arrows for not giving up and keeping it close. It was a good battle. Every batter got a base hit and very good defense. Good time of the year to be peaking!”
But Liz isn’t a one man team. Behind her is a strong cast of Lady Rattlers who step up in every game to get the job done. With a fired-up offense who tallied 19 runs, Emily Reed led the lineup with 3 followed by Kylie Robinson, Joslyn Corley, Kiara Vasquez, Gracen Thompson, Raymie Davis, and Jazzman Corley with 2 each, and Destiny Corley with 1. When it came to their field presence, Magazine surrendered zero errors and accumulated 20 putouts with Vasquez snagging 10 of those, Davis earning 5, and Thompson, Destiny, and Jazzman combining for 5.
“What I love about softball, are the moments and bonds you get to create with your team and the adrenaline feeling you get from moments like when you hit a homerun and your whole team is there supporting you,” continued Greek. The Magazine Lady Rattlers now hold a 7-8-1 record and will be going into the 2A-4 District Tournament as the #3 seed. The Lady Rattlers will take on the #6 seeded JC Westside Lady Rebels on Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm. The winner will advance to take on Acorn. “At our game tomorrow,” Greek concluded. “We need to give all we’ve got and stay concentrated. We all need extreme dedication and determination to take home that win!”