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.