Rock Creek baseball splits with Silver Lake

By The Mercury

Just two days after sweeping Wabaunsee in dominant fashion, the Rock Creek baseball team split with Silver Lake.

Despite a big day at the dish from Shilo Schaake, who finished 3 for 4, Mustangs lost 15-3 to Silver Lake in the first game.

Drake McMillan got the win for Silver Lake on the mound, allowing three runs over six innings while striking out two. He allowed 11 hits.

Silver Lake pounded Rock Creek’s pitching, as seven hitters combined for 20 hits, 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Jesse Correll took the loss for the Mustangs.

Silver Lake never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on a two-run home run.

Two Mustangs crossed the plate in the bottom half of the second, making the score 5-2. A groundout by Zach Nider and an RBI single by Schaake gave the Mustangs life, but McMillan got Jackson Goodmiller to end the inning.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fifth, the Mustangs faced an 8-3 deficit. An RBI single by Brett Hammett fueled a potential comeback, but McMillan ended the inning by getting Correll to fly out.

Silver Lake increased its lead with seven runs in the sixth.

In Game 2, the Mustangs returned the favor, pounding Silver Lake, 10-1

The Mustangs scored four runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Goodmiller, a groundout by Nick Beyer, and a two-run double by Hammett.

Schaake boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 4 for 4 day at the plate to pace the Mustangs. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.

Caleb Rogge got the win for Rock Creek on the mound, allowing one run over seven innings while striking out three and walking five.

The Mustangs stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the third, scoring four runs on two doubles and an RBI triple by Hammett.

Rock Creek scored one run in the fourth inning, then followed it up with one more in the fifth. In the fourth, Mustangs scored on an RBI single by Schaake, plating Dustin Harrison.

The Mustangs scored on a sacrifice fly by Correll, who signed a letter of intent to play for McPherson College.

The Mustangs move to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in Mid-East League play.

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