BLUE — The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs hosted a several teams Friday for some round-robin, fast-pitch softball action.
And it was a hot one for the girls of summer, with a heat index surpassing the century mark.
The Lady Mustangs took on Battiest in the first game. Mckenzie Powell was the starting pitcher, and last season’s short stop Arie Young came on to start the top of the fourth.
The game was a shutout on both sides until the bottom of the fourth. Rock Creek’s Riley Angello drew a walk to get on base. After having to slide to stand safely on third, Angello scored when Danielle Hayden’s fly to center fell out of the fielder’s glove.
That stood as the lone run and the game winner for the home team.
Battiest had to turn around and play again, this time against the Lady Bears of Bennington.
The Lady Bears took an early 1-0 lead in the opening frame on an RBI by Tonia Ledezma that scored Kristen Hall.
In the bottom of the first, Bennington center-fielder Nicole McWilliams accounted for two of the outs on fly balls. Her second catch turned into a lunging slide.
After given two free bases on consecutive hit-by-pitches, the Lady Bears left three stranded in the top of the second.
Battiest strung together two doubles in the bottom of the frame, one of which scored a run to tie it at 1-all.
Bennington didn’t respond.
But Battiest scored in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice fly. That also was the second out of the frame, and the third one proved to be elusive for the Lady Bears. Battiest scored on a bloop to center, a double to left field, and two more on a pair of infield errors.
When time was called, Bennington was on the losing end of a 6-1 final score.
Callie Clark pitched for the Lady Bears.
Rock Creek has three more of these events featuring various teams. Monday afternoon will include Caddo, Colbert and Valliant. Thursday will bring Tushka, Colbert, Calera, Rattan and Valliant. Friday will feature Caddo, Bennington, Tushka, Calera and Rattan.