Rattlers place for consolation place

The Tucumcari Rattlers will play at 1:30 p.m., against the Hope Christian Huskies of Albuquerque for the consolation place in the Santa Rosa Tournament.

In their first match on Thursday, the Rattlers lost 18-6 to the defending 1A state champions Gateway Christians Warriors of Roswell.

They came back on Friday to win 22-2 Friday against the Mora Rangers.

Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon said, We got a chance to play against some good teams. We played against a state defending 1A team and will play a 3A school that has beaten 5A schools teams. We are looking forward to seeing some great pitching from Hope Christian’s pitching line up.

“ When we have the chance to play against good teams it helps us develop for district play.”