Rock Creek nabbed the lead late in the game in a 12-10 victory over St. Marys on Monday. The game was tied at ten with Mustangs batting in the bottom of the sixth when Demi Kunkel singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. There was plenty of action on the base paths as both teams collected 17 hits. In the first inning, St. Marys got on the board quickly, scoring 2. The Mustangs answered with two of their own via a leadoff walk to Kunkel followed by Brook Dillon’s single. Dillon stole 3rd and Laney Scott executed a squeeze bunt for a single to score Dillon. In the third inning, senior Haley Petty hit a solo homerun followed by senior Maddi Figge doubling to eventually score by Leighton Herrman laying down a perfect squeeze bunt. Rock Creek trailed the entire game until the bottom of the 6th, when the team would plate 5 runs. The decisive inning included 5 consecutive hits, led by Haley Petty singling, Figge belting out her 2nd double of the game, Tatum Brunkow doubling off the fence, a Leighton Herrman single and a Kunkel single. The Mustang defense held in the top of the 7th to complete the exciting come from behind win. Morgan Searle was the winning pitcher for the Mustangs, striking out four. Megan Prockish, Petty, and Kunkel all had three hits to lead Rock Creek.
Game 2 of the twinbill started in the same manner, St. Marys notched 2 runs in the top of the inning – only in this game, the Mustangs answered loudly putting up 9 runs in the home half of the bottom of the first. The team grabbed an early lead on its way to a 13-3 victory over St. Marys on Monday. Rock Creek scored 9 via singles by Sydney Montgomery, Brook Dillon, Demi Kunkel, Tatum Brunkow; doubles by Maddi Figge, Megan Prockish and Laney Scott, and a home run by Demi Kunkel (who went 2-2 in the ½ inning) Rock Creek secured the victory thanks to nine runs in the first inning. Rock Creek committed only 1 defensive error in the game and tallied 14 hits in game 2. (31 hits on the night) Montgomery and Kunkel each collected three hits to lead Mustangs. Morgan Searle got the win for Mustangs. She went five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and walking zero.
Rock Creek will have a busy week next week when they travel to Riley County on Tuesday, April 24th and then host Clay Center on Friday, April 27th.