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Mustangs start MEL play with wins over St. Marys

By The Mercury

Rock Creek took care of business on Monday night in the opening games of Mid-East League play with two run-rule wins against St. Marys, 14-4 and 15-0.

In the early game, the Mustangs combined for 15 hits, including five doubles and 13 RBIs. 

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.  Kayla Boltz was the team’s best, finishing 4-4 and with three runs scored. Winter Henry was 3-4 with two RBIs, while Alexis Wilson went 3-5 with four RBIs. 

Blair Campbell earned the win on the mound, allowing two earned runs, striking out three, walking none, and surrendering nine hits.

In the second game, Rock Creek sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs, adding another run in the second inning and finishing the game with a nine-run third inning.

Brynn Hammett pitched the two-hit shutout win for the Mustangs, striking out four in the shortened contest. Four Rock Creek players hit 1.000 in Game 2 - Alexis Wilson and Ariel Petty were each 2-2, while Abbie Plummer and Mariah Kinderknecht were each 1-1 with a walk and a hit by pitch.

Plummer, Kinderknecht and Petty each doubled. 

Rock Creek will face Riley County on April 29 in Riley. Rock Creek is now 6-6 on the season.

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