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Rock Creek softball makes Class 4A state tournament

By The Mercury

The Rock Creek softball team advanced through regionals on Tuesday to make it to the Class 4A state tournament in Salina.

After winning the first-round game against Chapman on Monday in Lindsborg, the Mustangs faced Smoky Valley — winning 3-1. 

Blair Campbellpicked up the win for the Mustangs, as she allowed one earned run on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts in seven innings of work.

This win advanced the Mustangs to the regional championship.  McPherson defeated Clay Center 11-7 to also advance to the finals. 

As the No. 2 seed, the Mustangs held the fourth-seeded bullpups in the top of the first, despite allowing two baserunners.  Then, the Mustangs had an offensive explosion — 14 batters, 10 runs, six hits (two doubles and a home run), two walks and two McPherson errors.

Alexis Wilson then hit a three-run home run.

Rock Creek — now 17-4 overall — added another five runs in the second inning to go up 15-1, crusing to the 16-5 win.

State games will be played in Salina at the Bill Burke Complex next Thursday and Friday.

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