China Spring grabs inaugural Bell Rivals Softball Classic

Lady Tigers evensteven with 3-3 mark in tourney

Junior Dillan Schnerr went 12- for-15 with nine runs batted in in the Bell Rivals Classic. Reporter/Bill Martin Junior Dillan Schnerr went 12- for-15 with nine runs batted in in the Bell Rivals Classic. Reporter/Bill Martin A familiar softball foe had success in Rockdale over the weekend as China Spring conquered Cameron to capture the 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.

Briana Mireles went 6-for-10 with four runs batted in and five stolen bases in the tournament. Reporter/Bill Martin Briana Mireles went 6-for-10 with four runs batted in and five stolen bases in the tournament. Reporter/Bill Martin Tater (5-5 on t he sea son) slapped her second home run of the season and also struck out five and allowed just three hits in logging the win.

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.”


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