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Rattlers sweep Luna in softball

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By The Staff

The Rattlers of visiting Otero Junior College slithered off with two wins Thursday in a softball doubleheader at Luna Community College.

Otero’s pitching and defense dictated matters in the opener, a 7-1 win.

Both sides got the sticks going in a competitive, wind-swept game two.

Otero held a slim 6-5 edge going into the final inning. The Rattlers got insurance with a two-run home run to right center in the top of the seventh before LCC hurler Adri Gabaldon ended the at-bat. Luna’s Devonne Martinez and Melanie Alderete both singled to start a two-out rally, but Gabaldon hit a line drive for the final out.

Coach Meredith Gilpin’s Rough Riders will head to Kansas this coming weekend for doubleheaders at Seward and Garden City.

Note: Luna’s baseball team is at Wayland Baptist on Tuesday and Wednesday in Plainview, Texas.