Lady Rattlers watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 9-6 loss to Akins last Friday night. Lady Rattlers collected five hits while Akins had six hits in the high-scoring affair. Akins got things started in the first inning when an error scored one run for Akins. Lady Rattlers notched four runs in the fifth inning. Andrea Garcia, Julissa Venegas, and Ariana Alonso each had RBIs in the frame. Akins scored four runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught by Akins was led by Rubio, Duran, and Loya, all driving in runs in the inning. Ciara Bosquez took the loss for Lady Rattlers. She surrendered five runs on three hits over three innings, striking out five. Melanie Castilla led Lady Rattlers with two hits in four at bats. The Lady Rattlers are in action again tonight in Austin, against Del Valle, starting at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Thanks for all of your support! Go Rattlers!