Lady Tigers jump out of the gate with 4-1 record

Runnin’ Rockdale speeding past opposition

Senior shortstop Kassie Roddam has already swiped 14 bases. Reporter/Bill Martin Senior shortstop Kassie Roddam has already swiped 14 bases. Reporter/Bill Martin Without the presence of a big bopper in their batting order, the Rockdale Lady Tigers are taking advantage of one weapon they do possess—speed.

Whipping around the base paths at a record pace, the Lady Tigers have jumped out to a 4-1 mark in the early going of the 2010 season.

(The Lady Tigers scheduled contest with Lexington Tuesday was snowed out.)

In between the Gatesville Tournament, the Lady Tigers faced Granger and used 19 hits and 15 stolen bases to scorch the Lady Lions 12-4 at the RHS Softball Complex.

Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, Rockdale ripped off 11 unanswered runs to seize the victory.

Junior leftfielder Hailey Offield powered the outburst, going 4- for-4 including a double and two runs batted in.

Pitcher Mac Tater aided her own cause with a couple of hits and three runs batted in, including the team’s first home run of the season.

Kassie Roddam (two doubles), Kelsey Fischer, Briana Mireles and Britta Byrd all collected two hits apiece.

No less than nine Lady Tigers registered a stolen base, led by Roddam and Fischer’s three apiece.

In improv ing to 3-1, Tater allowed seven hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four.

Gatesville

Rockdale went 2-1 in the early going of the Gatesville Tournament, defeating Waco Connally 6-3 and Rio Vista 8-1 and falling to Waco Reicher 2-1.

Against Connally, Briana Mireles produced two hits and two runs batted in, while Roddam was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and four stolen bases.

Tater allowed eight hits and a walk.

In the loss to Reicher, a pitching duel saw just six hits between the two squads, with Rockdale coming out on the short end with two singles from Roddam and Mireles.

Roddam did manage to swipe three bases to create the Lady Tigers lone run.

Tater allowed four hits and struck out two.

In the first game of the tournament, Morgan Fischer hurled a one-hitter in her first appearance on the mound in the win over Rio Vista.

She had plenty of plate support, with Offield, Mireles and Meagan Hearn notching two hits apiece.

Hearn used a triple to drive home three runs.

Jill Young clubbed a double, while Byrd and Mireles ripped triples.

Bell Rivals Classic While the baseball version of this unique tournament is entering its third year, the softball side holds its inaugural tournament this weekend as well.

The 12-team field includes Salado (No. 10 in Class 2A).

FIRST ANNUAL BELL RIVALS CLASSIC


POOL A—Rockdale, Salado,
Weimar, Robinson, Anderson-
Shiro, Gatesville.
POOL B—Cameron, Corpus
Christi Miller, China Spring,
Giddings, Lexington, Brownwood.
THURSDAY
At Rockdale
10:30—Gatesville vs. Weimar
12:15—Gatesville vs. Robinson
1:30—Weimar vs. Salado
2:45—Shiro vs. Rockdale
4:00—Shiro vs. Robinson
5:45—Salado vs. Rockdale
At Cameron
10:30—Cameron vs. CC Miller
12:15—CC MIller vs. Giddings
1:30—Cameron vs.China Spring
2:45—Giddings vs. Brownwood
4:00—China Spring vs. Lexing.
5:45—Brownwood vs. Lexington
FRIDAY
At Rockdale
10:30—Rockdale vs. Gatesville
12:15—Salado vs. Gatesville
1:30—Robinson vs. Salado
2:45—Rockdale vs. Robinson
At Cameron
10:30—Lexington vs. Cameron
12:15—Brown. vs. China Spring
1:30—CC MIller vs. Lexington
2:45—Cameron vs. Brownwood
SATURDAY
At Rockdale
8:00—#5 Pool B vs. #6 Pool A
10:00—#3 Pool B v. #4 Pool A
Noon—#1 Pool B vs. #2 Pool A
Championship bracket
2:00—Winner A vs. Winner D
4:00—Winner B vs. Winner E
6:00—Winner C vs. Winner F

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