Lady Tigers reverse their field by stopping Caldwell
They came out swinging.
The Lady Tigers punched out 13 hits and drove home 10 runs to fight off Caldwell 12-9 Thursday afternoon at the RHS Softball Complex.
Rockdale lif ted its season record to 11-8 and stand 2-3 in a scrambled District 24-3A race.
Caldwell slips to 11-4 and 2-1.
The Lady Tigers will take nine days off before playing districtleading Taylor (4-0) Saturday at noon in Taylor.
“(That) was a huge win for us,” said Rockdale Coach Kristen Gunter. “The girls played with a lot of heart and determination. Kassie and Mackenzie worked well together in the circle.
“Everyone is starting to learn their role for the team and I am looking forward to taking on Taylor’s challenge.”
Led by sophomore Briana Mireles’ four runs batted in, Rockdale rounded the bases at a steady pace, matching Caldwell’s three runs in the first and then piling on four more in the second for a 7-4 lead.
The Lady Tigers continued to build on their lead throughout the game, adding two in the fourth on two Caldwell errors and a Britni Newlin sacrifice fly to make it 9-5.
They went to work again in the fifth, crossing the plate three times on a single from Megan Hearn, and a double from Tater.
With a stolen base Thursday, Roddam eclipsed her school record of 32 set last year and now has 33 on the season. The senior has swiped 87 bases in her career.
Roddam rang up two hits at the plate as did Mac Tater, while Hearn was a perfect 3-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in.
Roddam opened the game on the mound, but was relieved in the fourth by usual starter Tater (10-8) who logged the win after allowing four runs and seven hits.
Matty Munson paced Caldwell with two doubles and two runs batted in.