The Magazine Lady Rattlers opened the week with a win at Danville but managed only one run the rest of the week, dropping games to Scranton and Mountainburg.
Lady Rattlers 9 Danville 6
Clinging to a 7-6 lead going to the fifth inning in Danville Monday the Lady Rattlers put two runs on the board and Courtney Stone made sure it was enough with three shutout innings the rest of the way.
Kiara Vasquez singled to open the Magazine fifth and with one out Jaysi Watson singled. A double by Stone made it 8-6 and an Adison Bennett ground out scored Watson to make it a three run game.
For the first time in the game, Stone retired the Lady Little Johns in order in the fifth inning. She duplicated that in the sixth and pitched around a baserunner in the seventh to nail it down for Magazine.
Savannah Cessna had driven in a first inning run and another scored on a ball away from the plate, but Danville got both those runs back in their first at bat.
A two run single by Kelsey Krigbaum gave Magazine the lead back in the third but Danville responded again, this time with three in their half of the inning to take a 5-4 lead.
Stone came home to tie it in the fourth on another loose ball and Braylea Mathews tripled home another run for a 6-5 lead and another loose ball while Emily Staton batted scored Mathews to make it 7-5.
Danville got a run back in the bottom of the fourth.
Scranton 10 Lady Rattlers 0
Down 1-0 after the top of the first the Lady Rattlers got a two-out double from Reagan Pickartz but couldn’t take advantage of it.
Down 3-0 in the middle of the third, Magazine left runners on the corners.
The first seven hitters to the plate reached base and Scranton scored seven times in the top of the fourth and went on to a 10-0 win in five innings Tuesday.
Mountainburg 8 Lady Rattlers 1
Magazine was down to their final out and had just had Kelsey Krigbum thrown out at the plate for the second out of the seventh inning Thursday in Mountainburg when Courtney Stone singled to score Kiara Vasquez.
That allowed the Lady Rattlers to avoid being shut out for the second straight game.
Krigbaum had doubled to open the seventh and was at third after a single by Vasquez but she was thrown out at the plate when Jaysi Watson grounded back to the mound with one away.
The Lady Dragons had led since the first inning, getting a two run single to open a 3-0 lead. They scored again with two down in the second to make it 4-0.
A three run fifth, included a two out delivery as well and it was 8-0 after an interference call in the sixth.