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March 20th, 2010
Rattlers climb to 2-0 in baseball district

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos High School baseball coach Bryan Webb was still buzzing about Tuesday’s win at Hays after Friday’s home win against Lockhart, calling it “one of the best high school games I’d seen.”

The 3-2 win at Hays gave the Rattlers credibility against a local power, adding to the prestige of a 4-3 win against New Braunfels earlier this season. It also ended Webb’s three-year run of frustration against the Rebels while putting the toughest district road game of the season quickly into the win column.

Early though it is, the win at Hays illustrates the true possibility of winning District 17-4A. Friday’s 11-4 win against Lockhart confirmed the possibility as much as it could have, considering that Lockhart entered on a seven-game losing streak.

“We were really worried this was kind of a trap game for us,” Webb said. “But we jumped on them.”

While the Rattlers bashed out 10 hits, starting pitcher Ryan Schweers tightened the screws and San Marcos held an 11-0 lead through four innings. Lockhart saved itself from being run-ruled with four in the fifth.

About everyone in the San Marcos lineup participated in the hit parade, with Isiah Cantu’s two hits leading the way.

Webb said he’d like to see his team close the deal more often when it has the chance to run rule an opponent, but he’s definitely not complaining about 2-0 in the district and 11-8 overall.

The Rattlers play again on March 23 at Lehman, then on March 26 at home against Manor.

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