Rattlers Win 3 of 4 to Begin Summer Season
Brock Kappelmann - June 6, 2021 7:07 am
The Liberal Rattlers 17u team opened their summer winning three of their four games at Demon Field in Dodge City Friday and Saturday. The Rattlers dropped the opener 5-2 to the Buhler Nationals on Friday before beating the Dodge City A’s 11-3. Saturday, the Rattlers outlasted the Finney County Blues 8-4 and routed Wellington 13-3.
In the Buhler game, Shay Kerr had two hits. Zevin Littell pitched four innings and Aiden Schwindt went two innings. In the Friday night win over Dodge City, Zane Eyler had a triple and a double. Adam Mendoza had two hits. Medoza and Erik Baca drove home two runs a piece. Brooks Kappelmann pitched 2 and 1/3 with five strikeouts and Oscar Rubio went 3 and 2/3 innings.
On Saturday afternoon, the Rattlers built a 5-2 lead before the Blues scored two unearned runs in the third to make it 5-4. The Rattlers scored three in the fourth to lead 8-4. Adam Mendoza pitched 3 and 1/3 innings and Jose Degollado pitched 2 and 2/3. Adam Mendoza and Oscar Rubio had three hits a piece. Brook Kappelmann had two hits. Zevin Littell drove home two runs. The Rattlers beat the Wellington Crusaders to wrap up their first weekend after high school ball. Liberal used a six run second and a five run fifth. Zayden Martinez pitched 3 and 1/3 innings. Oscar Rubio went 1 and 2/3. Erik Baca and Zane Eyler had two hits a piece.
Liberal plays at McPherson this weekend.