Rattler teams have good first-day showing at tourney

The East Mountain Timberwolves lost to the Rattlers, 12-1, Friday night – the first round of the Tucumcari Invite.

Rattler seniors Drew White and Matt Smith had good nights. White hit a home run and had four RBIs and Smith had five strikeouts and two walks.

Five other Rattlers recorded an RBI during Fridays game. The Rattlers had some exciting moments in the fourth inning: They threw out a player at home plate and scored six runs before the end of the inning, doubling the score of the first three innings.

In other matches, the Mora Rangers advanced to the semi finals after beating the San Jon Coyotes 6-4.

Coyotes pitcher Will McEntire had 13 strikeouts. With runners on base, however, the Coyotes could not seem to finish the rally. Despite the Coyotes attempts to come back in the seventh inning, they fell short.

Today’s Schedule
Tucumcari Invite
Game 7: 9 a.m., TBA
Game 8: 11:15 a.m. TBA Consolation place
Game 9: 1:30 p.m., Portales Jv Vs Monte Del Sol
Game 10: 3:45 p.m., Mora Vs Tucumcari
Game 11: 6 p.m., game 9 runner up Vs game 10 runner up: Third place
Game 12: 8:15 p.m., game 9 winner Vs game 10 winner: First place