HS Athletics: Future very bright for hardball teams
Just one out stood between San Marcos and one of the biggest upsets in the recent history of the Class 5A softball playoffs.
There were the Lady Rattlers in the area round of the postseason, carrying the torch for their school since the baseball team saw its hopes dashed one night earlier.
That same night, Cathy Stoughton’s team went toe-to-toe with fourth-ranked San Antonio-O’Connor over the course of nine innings. Then in the bottom of the ninth inning, senior catcher Rene Contreras ripped the game-winning hit up the middle and gave San Marcos a 13-12 win.