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Rattlers score first 25-5A road win

Photo caption: San Marcos senior pitcher Colin Gonzales tossed a complete game Friday night. Gonzales allowed seven hits, but struck out seven in the Rattlers 5-3 win over?New?Braunfels-Canyon. He also scored a run in the seventh.

NEW BRAUNFELS Maturity came in all forms Friday night for San Marcos.

To start, the Rattlers finally learned what it took to win on the road in a tough district such as 25-5A.

Coming into the tilt with New Braunfels-Canyon, San Marcos was 0-2 away from Rattler Field in district play after suffering tough losses to Converse-Judson and Smithson Valley.

Through six innings, the Rattlers and Cougars traded runs and momentum-saving outs. By the end of the seventh, San Marcos got the upper hand and a 5-3 victory thanks to a pair of run-scoring hits by senior outfielder Cruz Rodriguez and junior outfielder Alex Sowell.

We showed signs of a ball club maturing tonight, withstanding some adversity and handling some things that happened, Rattler head coach Bryan Webb said. Its a sign that your ball club is starting to come together at the right time.

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