China Spring grabs inaugural Bell Rivals Softball Classic
Rockdale was 3-3 in tournament play.
The Lady Tigers are now 8-4 on the season heading into District 24-3A play hosting Cameron on Friday.
Rockdale bats went silent in its final two appearances in the tournament, falling to Gatesville 10-0 and 13-0 to eventual champion China Spring.
The Lady Tigers scratched out three hits against Gatesville and just one against China Spring.
Rockdale opened the tournament with a 12-0 victory over A nderson-Shiro w ith Hailey Offield and Mac Tater fueling the 13-hit attack going 2-for-3 with three runs batted in apiece.
Sophomore Briana Mireles went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI.
The Lady Tigers overcame five errors by scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth to trim Gatesville 6-5 in the third game of the tournament.
Mireles led the way with a double and two runs batted in as Tater allowed just one hit.
Rockdale bagged a second straight victory with a 7-3 decision over Salado.
Offield went 3-for-3 with a triple and a run batted in and Kassie Roddam picked up a pair of hits and two stolen bases. Roddam was 3-for-10 in the tournament with four stolen bases.
Tater allowed six hits and three walks while fanning three batters.
“Overall for the weekend I think we played well,” said Rockdale Coach Kristen Gunter. “We had a few rough patches but I am confident we learned from them and will be stronger because of them. We faced a lot of good teams and played well against them.”