Mustang Softball splits with Alma in games played Tuesday night at Rock Creek
Rock Creek built a seven-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off Wabaunsee’s charge for a 10-9 victory. Rock Creek collected ten hits in the game.
Brynn Hammett hit a shot that landed for a homerun to ignite the offense in the thir inning. The Mustangs scored five runs in the fourth inning on a home run by Jayden Weers, a double by Maddi Figge, a single by Brook Dillon, and a single by Demi Kunkel. Brook Dillon went 3-3 while Demi Kunkel went 3-4 notching 6 of the Mustang’s 10 hits. Brynn Hammett earned her 8th win for the season as she tossed all seven innings, striking out five.
Jayden Weers had a 4-4 outing in game two, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Wabaunsee in game two, falling 19-7. Weers homered in the first, had 2 doubles and singled in the contest. Rock Creek had 11 hits but Wabaunsee had 18 in the high-scoring affair. Rock Creek scored two runs in the first to take the lead off of Weers’ two out homer. Wabaunsee took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning and then continued an offensive show to go up 14-2 headed into the fifth. Rock Creek scored five runs in the fifth inning to extend the game. The big inning was thanks to a home run by Brynn Hammett, a single by Maddi Figge, a single by Brook Dillon, and a single by Leighton Herrman. “I was at least proud of our will in the 5th to avoid the run-rule after having the wind knocked our of our sails, it’s hard to chase 10 runs once you get your back against a wall. We didn’t quit.”
Searle took the loss for the Mustangs, throwing 3 innings. Carmen Mallon completed the second half of the innings from the mound. Herrman and Weers each had multiple hits and drove in two runs. Rock Creek is 8-6 on the season and will face MEL opponent Silver Lake on Thursday at 4:00 at Silver Lake.
Rock Creek will honor seniors Brynn Hammett, Jayden Weers, Olivia Lee and Jessica Kildow at the final home games of the season on Tuesday, May 9 at a 4:00 home start.
The Rock Creek Mustang Softball team jumped out to an early lead in route to a 14-2 victory over Abilene on Thursday. The mustangs scored in the first inning when Brynn Hammett tripled, and was driven home by Olivia Lee on a single. Rock Creek scored six runs in the second inning. The Mustangs big inning was driven by a walk by Demi Kunkel, a singles by Hammett and Lee, followed by a double by Joceline Eichem. In an errorless game, the mustangs were boosted by 15 hits. Jessica Kildow, Maddi Figge, Lee, Jayden Weers, Hammett, and Eichem each collected multiple hits. Hammett, Weers, Kunkel, Lee, and Figge each notched 2 RBI’s. Jessica Kildow went 3-5 in the game. Hammett earned the win. She pitched seven innings, giving up two runs, eight hits, striking out six, and walking one.
Rock Creek’s fate was similar in the nightcap of the double header, earning the 10-9 win over the Abilene Cowgirls that didn’t give up and scratched back to make the game interesting late. Rock Creek never trailed in the game. Rock Creek led early, up 7-2 through about the 5th, and then Abilene mounted a comeback, but would fall short. Jayden Weers had a monster night defensively and offensively for the mustangs, belting out two doubles. Haley Petty notched 2 doubles, Kildow and Hammett each doubled as well. Lee, Weers and Eichem each drove in 2 runs. Hammett was a competitor on the mound, working hard for the win. She threw six and two-thirds innings, sharing the duties with Carmen Mallon. Hammett struck out 3. In both games, the final outs were recorded on double plays, in the first game, the final outs were on a slap to Haley Petty at 3rd base who threw the runner out at first to Jayden Weers, who then threw it to the runner attempting to go home, who was tagged out by catcher Demi Kunkel. In game two with 2 runners on and the score 10-9 with one out, a fly ball was caught by right fielder Olivia Lee who gunned out a runner attempting to tag and plate the tying run. Demi Kunkel again tagged the runner to record the out and finish the game in an exciting fashion.
Rock Creek will travel to Clay Center tomorrow. Rock Creek is now 7-5 on the season.
The Mustangs defeated Riley County 13-1 on Tuesday thanks in part to Maddi Figge, who drove in four runners. Figge drove in runs on her first career home run in the second and a double in the fourth. Rock Creek secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the third inning. Rock Creek scored on a single by Jayden Weers, a single by Joceline Eichem, a Jessica Kildow single and Haley Petty drove in 2 with her first long ball homerun of the season. Hammett earned the win for the Mustangs. She tossed five innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out six, and walking one. Rock Creek collected 13 hits. Weers, Brook Dillon, Figge, Petty, and Eichem each collected multiple hits for the Mustangs. Weers went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Rock Creek in hits. Dillon led Mustangs with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with five stolen bases.
Tuesday’s second game against Riley County was a heartbreaker for the Mustangs, as they lost the lead late in a 20-10 defeat. Demi Kunkel, Lee, Hammett, and Joceline Eichem each collected multiple hits for the Mustangs. Eichem, Hammett, and Lee each drove in two runs. Olivia Lee hit a solo shot in the bottom of the 5th inning. Rock Creek could not make plays as Riley County continued to challenge the defense. Hammett pitched the majority of the game with Weers and sophomore Morgan Searle also seeing action at pitcher. Rock Creek plays on the road on both Thursday and Friday against Abilene and Clay Center respectively. Rock Creek is 5-5 at the halfway mark of the season.
Rock Creek couldn’t hold up against St. Marys dropping games 5-2 and 3-1 Monday. The mustangs took an early lead in the first inning via a Brynn Hammett triple who was driven home by Olivia Lee. In the bottom of the first inning, St. Marys tied things up at one. Rock Creek scattered hits around but couldn’t come up with innings that produced runs. Leading offensively was Brook Dillon who went 2-3 with a double. Jessica Kildow doubled while Joceline Eichem singled. Rock Creek had 5 hits and defensively committed 2 errors. Hammett took the loss for Mustangs. She went six innings, surrendering five runs, (4 earned), seven hits, striking out four, and walking zero. Credit St. Mary’s for having solid pitching and not committing a single error in the field.
Monday’s second game against St. Marys was a heartbreaker for Mustangs, as they lost the lead late in a 3-1 defeat. The game was tied at one with St. Marys batting in the bottom of the fifth when a St.Marys triple drove in the go ahead run. Again, in the game Rock Creek took an early lead in the first inning, with two outs, Olivia Lee drove in one run when she doubled. In the bottom of the second inning, St. Marys tied things up at one. Lee led Mustangs with two doubles in three at bats. Dillon, Maddi Figge, Eichem and Demi Kunkel each added a single. “I thought we played inconsistently and really let St. Marys set the tone each and every inning. We were on our heels and had no reason to be. Kudos to St. Marys on competing and earning the wins. ” Coach Brummett
Rock Creek will be off the rest of the week, with a busy varsity schedule next week; hosting Riley County Tuesday, and headed to Abilene Thursday and Clay Center Friday.
Rock Creek softball fell to McLouth 6-5 on Thursday on the final play of the game. McLouth took an early lead in the first inning and led 4-1 heading into the top of the 6th. Rock Creek scored 2 runs in the 6th inning via a leadoff double by Brynn Hammett followed by an RBI single from Olivia Lee. Lee scored by a sacrifice fly from Haley Petty. Rock Creek was able to take the lead briefly in the top of the 7th inning when Joceline Eichem singled, pinch runner Mackinzie Zolck was moved to 2nd by Maddi Figge’s sac bunt. Zolck scored off of Brook Dillon’s hit and Dillon gave the Mustangs the lead off of a single from Hammett.
McLouth was down 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning, but was able to plate two runs in the bottom of the frame to finish/win the game. Rock Creek had eight hits in the game. Hammett and Olivia Lee each collected multiple hits. Hammett led all hitters with four hits in four at bats. Brynn Hammett took the loss for Mustangs while striking out seven.
In the nightcap, Rock Creek defeated McLouth 16-6 (in 5 innings) in part to Jayden Weers, who drove in six runs. Weers drove in runs on a single in the first, a home run in the second, and a double in the third.An early lead helped propel Rock Creek to victory. Rock Creek scored eight runs in the second inning. The big inning was ignited by a home run by Demi Kunkel and a home run by Weers. McLouth scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Brynn Hammett earned the win. She tossed five innings, with seven hits, striking out five. Rock Creek had an impressive 19 hits in the outing – one from each Mustang that came to the plate in the game. Weers, Brook Dillon, Maddi Figge, Kunkel, Hammett, Olivia Lee, Eichem, and Jessica Kildow each collected multiple hits, while Haley Petty doubled and Laney Scott sinlged.
Rock Creek is 4-2 on the season and will continue play on Monday when they travel to St. Marys to begin MEL play.
In games played Tuesday, April 11, Rock Creek avenged a loss in the regionals from last season with a pair of wins 11-1 and 4-3 over the Irish from Chapman.
An early lead helped Mustangs defeat Chapman 11-1 on Tuesday. RC captured an early lead first inning when they scored a run off of an Olivia Lee double with two outs. Rock Creek scored five runs in the sixth inning to complete the run rule 10 run lead. In the inning RC was ignited by a single from Brynn Hammett, a single by Haley Petty, and a double by Jayden Weers. Hammett earned the win for Mustangs. She threw six innings, giving up one run, seven hits, striking out eight, and walking zero. Rachel Duer took the loss for Chapman. The Mustangs collected 11 hits. Hammett, Maddi Figge, and Jessica Kildow each collected multiple hits for the Mustangs. Hammett went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Mustangs offensively. Demi Kunkel notched 4 RBI’s and defensively Haley Petty made a headsy and timely double play off a line drive and toss to 2nd for the pick off.
Rock Creek defeated Chapman 4-3 on Tuesday after taking the lead late in the game (5th). The game was tied at three with Mustangs batting in the bottom of the fifth when Olivia Lee singled driving in one run. Rock Creek earned the victory despite allowing Chapman to score three runs in the fifth inning via a couple defensive mishaps and Chapman fighting back.
Brynn Hammett singled on the first pitch of the at bat in the first inning, scoring one Rock Creek’s first run of the game. Rock Creek had 9 hits. Jessica Kildow and Olivia Lee each collected multiple hits for Mustangs. Haley Petty, Hammett, Lee, and Maddi Figge each drove in one run to lead the charge. Brook Dillon tripled, Demi Kunkel had 2 stolen bases. Hammett earned her 3rd win of the season, throwing seven innings, allowing three runs, six hits, and striking out eight. Rock Creek is now 3-1 on the season and will travel to McLouth on Thursday and will start MEL action on Monday at St. Marys.
Brynn Hammett and Rock Creek didn’t allow a single run as the Mustangs defeated Wamego 4-0 on Friday. Hammett allowed just four hits and induced a fly out from Ashley Faiola to end the game. An early lead helped propel Rock Creek to victory. The Mustangs scored on a groundout by Jayden Weers in the first inning and a single by Maddi Figge in the second inning.
Rock Creek collected seven hits. Jessica Kildow and Olivia Lee each collected multiple hits for Mustangs. Lee and Kildow each managed two hits to lead Mustangs. Rock Creek was sure-handed defensively and didn’t commit a single error. Brynn Hammett earned the win for the Mustangs. She went seven innings, giving up zero runs, four hits, and striking out ten. “You could feel the anxious energy and the girls did a solid job in game one. Lots of positive things for the first game of the season. It was great to get that first game in finally.”
Brook Dillon slides into 3rd safely
In game two, it was all Wamego. The Mustangs fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 17-6 loss to Wamego. Wamego took the lead on a single in the first inning. Despite the loss, Rock Creek was able to collect seven hits. Brynn Hammett and Haley Petty each collected multiple hits for the Mustangs. Demi Kunkel, Jayden Weers, and Olivia Lee each notched a hit in the game. Weers took the loss. “Credit Wamego for putting the ball in play; some great hits, some hits we should have taken away and some we flat missed. Our defense needed to be better, and it wasn’t. Our game took a turn when we allowed 6 runs in the third; we needed top plate runs earlier and didn’t.” Rock Creek will play at home again on Tuesday against Chapman and then travel to McLouth on Thursday for games. Rock Creek is 1-1 on the season.