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.