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.