Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

By Thomas Garcia
Senior Writer 

New coach, players ready for softball

Lady Rattlers play Thursday at Pecos.


March 15, 2017

Thomas Garcia

Lady Rattlers pitcher Sarah Brown center, throws the ball to third baseman Jenna Garcia, left, as Gabriella Gray tries to beat the throw.

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers Softball team has a new head coach and players who are ready to open up the season of possibilities.

"I have seen early season dedication from these ladies," said Donnie Garcia. Lady Rattlers head coach.

Garcia said the team has responded well to his new position as head coach and is willing to do the work to have a successful season. He said the girls have been working on drills, conditioning and even helping out with field maintenance.

"We want to do whatever it takes to get to state and win," said senior Destinee Montano.

This season is starting off with an exciting outlook; we have a new head coach, a strong team and several people willing to help out, said Alyssa Martinez, junior shortstop.

There is always pressure to have a winning season and make it to state but for the seniors, there is a lot more pressure, said Kayla Cherry, senior.

"This is the last time we will play on the field as a Lady Rattler," said Cristal Hernandez, senior.

Garcia said there are currently 27 players who have come out for the team and after an inner team scrimmage, the varsity and junior varsity rosters will be set before their first games on Thursday at the Pecos Tournament at Pecos.

Last year, the Lady Rattlers were 11-11, 2-6 and lost to Loving in the first round of the 3A state softball tournament.

Lady Rattlers 2017 Softball Schedule

Thursday at Pecos Tournament

March 23 at Logan

March 24 vs Mora •

March 25 vs Clayton

April 3 at Dora

April 6 vs Laguna Acoma •

April 8 vs Raton

April 10 at Estancia

April 11 Dora

April 14 Logan

April 15 at Dexter

April 18 at Clayton

April 20 Santa Rosa

April 22 NACA •

April 25 at Raton

May 1 @ Santa Rosa

May 2 Estancia

Logan Lady Longhorns 2017 Softball Schedule

Monday vs Clayton

May 23 vs Tucumcari

May 27 at Santa Rosa

April 3 vs Clayton

April 13 vs Dora

April 14 at Tucumcari

April 17 at Clayton

April 18 at Clayton

April 21 at Estancia •

May 2 vs Santa Rosa

May 4 at NACA •

• denotes double header game


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