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Mustang softball advances into regional semis

By The Mercury

The Rock Creek softball team advanced to the semifinals of the Smoky Valley Class 4A regional on Monday night. 

Rock Creek faced Chapman in the game, winning 13-6. The Mustangs struck first, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Megan Srna had a leadoff double and scored on a hit by Kayla Boltz.

Chapman answered with three runs leading into the bottom of the fourth inning. But Rock Creek again came through, scoring seven runs, highlighted by a pair of home runs.

Lauren Overkamp set the tone of the inning with a solo leadoff shot. Alexis Wilson chimed in with a three-run home run to push the Mustangs’ lead to 11-4.

Overkamp was 3 for 4 on the night with three RBIs. Srna, Boltz, Kelsey Quinn, and Wilson each had two hits in the game. Wilson had five RBIs.  Blair Campbell earned the win, her 11th of the season. 

“We did things right when we needed to tonight,” Rock Creek coach Jeri Brummett said. “Smoky Valley, Clay Center, McPherson are all formidable opponents, and so are we. These games will come down to execution.  We are capable and full of potential…”

The Mustangs will continue regional play tonight.

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