The Magazine Lady Rattlers split two games last week before hitting spring break week. The win came at Coal Hill in a blended conference game with the Lady Rebels.
The loss came when Charleston scored all of its runs in one inning and got a shutout pitching performance in Magazine Thursday.
A game set for Friday against Scranton was postponed.
Lady Rattlers 4 JC Westside 1
In the blended conference opener it was Jayce Watson making a big a difference as Magazine worked hard for every run, but knocked off the Lady Rebels on the road Tuesday. Watson scored three times and drove in two runs.
Magazine loaded the bases with two down in a scoreless game in the fourth and got a walk by Braylea Mathews to force home Watson with the game’s first run. Paige Barr was then hit by a pitch to get Kalyn Bryan home before the Lady Rebels to out of the jam.
Westside got a run back against Courtney Stone in the bottom of the inning but Magazine reestablished its two run lead in their next at bat getting a hit by Watson three pitches after Reagan Pickarz was thrown out at the plate.
It stayed 3-1 before a Watson single in the sixth scored Adison Bennett and gave Stone an insurance run.
Charleston 7 Lady Rattlers 0
Courtney Stone got out of a bases loaded jam in the first and would strand six Lady Tigers before the fatefull inning.
Stormy French started the Charleston fifth by reaching after Paige Barr knocked down a line drive but couldn’t throw her out. After Robinson singled Lacey McKenzie hit into a fielder’s choice but an error allowed Montgomery to reach and load the bases.
Abby Jones and Bigger drew back to back walks for a 2-0 lead and a bloop single by Byrd got a run. Henderson walked to a force in another run and make it 4-0. After Hudson hit a ground ball that erased Bigger at home French cleared the bases with a three run double to the left field fence to make it 7-0.
McKenzie sat down the next six Lady Rattlers before a Kalyn Bryan single and an error allowed Victoria Thompson to reach in the seventh but Lyndsey Robinson grounded into a double play to end it.
Magazine threatened in the first too, putting runners on the corners on singles by Jayce Watson and Courtney Stone with a sacrifice by Barr in between but Reagan Pickartz struck out and Adison Bennett grounded out. The Lady Rattlers would manage six hits by six different players.