Rock Creek JV hosts inaugural game for Onaga High School
In the opening games of the JV season and the first game ever for Onaga softball, the Rock Creek Mustangs defeated Onaga 3-2 on Monday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at two with Rock Creek batting in the bottom of the fifth when Brooklynn McCormick doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. The pitching was strong on both sides. Sophia Haverkamp struck out 15, while Harley Smith sat down nine. Haverkamp earned the win for Rock Creek, allowing only 1 hit. Rock Creek’s Grace Gehl notched her first RBI’s as she drove a home run about 240’ to boost the Mustangs with 2 runs in the 3rd inning of the game. McCormick had 2 hits in the game.
In the 2nd game of the doubleheader, Rock Creek’s JV weathered a push by Onaga in the third inning where Rock Creek coughed up four runs, but Rock Creek held on to win 8-6 on Monday. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Rock Creek collected seven hits and Onaga had nine.
The Mustangs pulled away for good with seven runs in the third inning. In the third an error scored two runs for Rock Creek, Molly Sims doubled, scoring one run, Brianna Bradstreet doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs, Emily Ritchey singled, scoring one run, and Haylee Hafenstein drew a walk, scoring one run. Lexi DeWeese doubled in the game, and Shelby Helget notched a hit in the game. Gracie Ward earned the win for Rock Creek, striking out eight. Ward also led the young Mustangs going 2-4 at the plate.