OKC-It’s the first time in six years that the Rock Creek Lady Mustangs made it to the State Playoffs. On Wednesday, the Mustangs broke their six year drought and faced the Dewar Lady Dragons in the first round of Class 3A play.
Unfortunately the Lady Mustangs fell to Dewar 11-6.
“I very proud of my girls, they had a great year. Nobody would give us a nickle for our chances to make it to state tournament and we did. We finished the season with a record of 25-6,” said head coach Tony Young, “They played well and showed a lot of heart.”
The Lady Mustangs began the game with a bang and scored the first runs of the game. With Brianna Akins and Katelynn Russell on base, Raylee Mitchell stepped into batters box and hammered a RBI double to center to score Akins. Next up was Michelle Krogmier and knocked the ball to center field for a RBI. Then Harlie Heflin smashed a pitch to center field for an RBI and gave the Lady Lions a 3-0 lead.
However, Dewar answered backed and took the lead after they scored five runs in bottom of the first inning.
The scored would stay in Dragons favor, 5-3, but the Mustangs began chip away at the lead in the top of the fifth inning when Alyssa Robinson knocked in her teammate, Russell, from third on a RBI double to left field. Rock Creek trailed 5-4.
In the sixth inning, the Lady Mustangs took the lead back when Jade Graham hammered the ball into deep right field for a RBI triple to score Harlie Heflin. Then Britney Dill served up a RBI single to right to score Graham and to take back the lead, 6-5.
Just when it looked like momentum was in Rock Creek’s favor, the Lady Dragons rolled off six runs in the seventh inning. That gave the lead back to Dewar and the loss to Rock Creek.
“They showed a lot of courage today, I’m very proud of them.” said coach Young.