The 2013 softball season is underway for the Rock Creek Mustangs, who opened against Wamego Thursday night.
The Mustangs lost 8-2 in the opener and 6-4 in the second game of the doubleheader. These were the first games of the season for both squads.
Rock Creek opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning off Megan Srna’s double and Winter Henry bunting her home on a squeeze play.
The Mustangs bookended the game, scoring runs only in the first and final innings of play.
The lone run in the seventh would also come from Srna, who was hit by a pitch and stole two bases before being driven home by Henry’s double.
The Mustangs had only five hits, with other singles coming from Kelsey Quinn and Alexis Wilson.
“Wamego is a solid ball club, and when routine outs and free passes are allowed, they will make you pay — which is just what they did,” Rock Creek coach Jeri Brummett said. “They hit the ball as well as any team we’ll face this year. We did not have our ‘A’ game.”
Henry led Rock Creek with a 4 for 6 effort and three RBIs. Srna was 2 for 6 on the night with four stolen bases. Codi Ebert had a two-run double in the second game, while Kelsey Quinn also doubled with an RBI in the nightcap.
Blair Campbell and Henry each took losses in the doubleheader. Campbell struck out three, while Henry struck out four.
“Our schedule is a little unforgiving with our area’s best 4A schools in our first three opponents this season — Wamego, Abilene and Clay Center,” Brummett said. “All teams we have the potential to play again in postseason.
“Hopefully, we can gain confidence with each new game — the Wamego losses should give us a start in the right direction.”