Rattlers sweep Yellow Jackets

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity baseball team won two games at Clayton Tuesday. The Rattlers beat the Yellow jackets 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game. Game One Matt Braziel pitched even better against Clayton than he had against Estancia earlier in the season. He allowed only one earned run the […]

Rattlers take Santa Rosa Lions

William Thompson In a game that was tied twice, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team came away with an 11-7 win Thursday evening at Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Lions were hosting Tucumcari as part of their invitational tournament. The Rattlers spoiled the hometown team’s hopes of a tournament championship by continuing to hit the ball […]

Rattlers win 1, lose 1

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. San Jon The Tucumcari varsity baseball team was not kind to its I-40 rival, San Jon, Saturday. The Rattlers won 26-13, and are becoming known as a solid hitting team. Rattler Matt Garcia, relatively quiet with the bat until Saturday’s game, hit a 2 RBI single in the first inning to […]

Tucumcari drops two to Estancia

William Thompson A tough Estancia varsity baseball team scored 17 runs on the Rattlers in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, and then had a battle on their hands in the second game which went eight innings. Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he would like to forget the first game, but was extremely pleased […]

San Jon Invitational begins

William Thompson San Jon dominates Clayton The Rattlers varsity baseball team came up short against Cimarron at the San Jon Invitational by a score of 7-4 Friday. Tucumcari had a 4-3 lead in the top of the fourth inning, but the Rams had a three-run sixth inning to ice the game. Rattlers Coach Mike Russell […]

Locals stumble in tourney

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. Estancia The Rattlers’ baseball team lost 15-4 to the Bears of Estancia, ending the Rattlers’ hopes of winning their home tournament. Estancia had 18 hits for the game and Rattler Coach Mike Russell said he might know why. “It looked like the Estancia batters were reading our pitchers’ mail,” said Russell. […]

Baseballers lose, tie in Las Vegas

William Thompson The Rattler baseball team opened their season Tuesday afternoon at West Las Vegas with a doubleheader. The Rattlers had the lead early in the first game, but the Dons of West Las Vegas went on a scoring spree late in the game to win by ten. The second game was a short one. […]

Baseball set to begin

William Thompson A sure sign that Spring is just around the corner is when baseball players begin swinging bats and fielding grounders. The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team has begun workouts in preparation for the upcoming season which begins March 16. Coach Mike Russell heads into the season with optimism. “We were 14-8 last year, “ […]