Rock Creek softball battles with Osage City

By The Mercury

The Rock Creek softball team split with the Osage City Indians Friday night, winning the first game 11-8 and losing the nightcap 12-11 in eight innings.

The Mustangs outlasted Osage City in a high-scoring affair in Game 1. Rock Creek’s hitters combined for 25 hits, including eight extra-base hits. 

It was a back-and-forth game,  including five lead changes.  The top of the first inning saw the Mustangs take an early 2-0 lead when Megan Srna doubled, followed by Winter Henry, Alexis Wilson and Lauren Overkamp each singling. 

Megan Srna would get the first of six home runs for the Mustangs on the night in the top of the second.  Winter Henry went 4 for 5 to set the pace for the Mustangs. 

Alexis Wilson homered in the forth inning to drive home Heather Gardner (courtesy runner for Kelsey Quinn, who reached with a double). 

Blair Campbell picked up the win, allowing nine hits, striking out one.

The Mustangs lost a battle of the bats, falling short in Game 2.

Osage City jumped on Rock Creek 7-0 before the Mustangs’ bats came alive.

Lauren Overkamp hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning to close the gap. Kelsey Quinn added a two-run shot in the fifth, while Alexis Wilson (2nd of the night) and Winter Henry each hit home runs in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively.

It was Wilson’s second homer of the night. Winter Henry, who was a triple shy of a hitting for the cycle, homered in the eighth inning to get the go-ahead score with two outs.

But Osage City combined for three hits in the bottom of the inning to plate two.

Rock Creek is now 3-4 on the season and will open Mid-East League play tonight at St. Marys.

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