SPRING BRANCH — Heading into Tuesday night’s District 25-5A opener against Smithson the San Marcos Rattlers had no problems hitting the ball and scoring runs. SMHS had posted 179 runs in its pre-district schedule, hitting .376 as team during the 22-game stretch.
But that was before facing Smithson Valley’s standout right-hander Cole McKay. Ranked as one of the top sophomore prospects in the nation, McKay baffled San Marcos’ bats by limiting the Snakes to only two hits through 6 2/3 innings, handing SMHS a 3-0 loss at Ranger Field. McKay fanned eight Rattlers with no walks.