McPherson High put up an offensive showcase Friday against Circle High School, winning game one 16-8 and game two 19-15.
The Pups put up 39 total hits, scored 35 runs during both games and had 28 total RBI’s.
“We had so many girls have huge days that it all sort of runs together on who did what,” MHS coach Cody Stucky said. “Which I’m fine with because we’re doing it as a collective whole.”
MHS was up 9-8 going into the seventh inning when they added seven more to give themselves the eight-run cushion.
Circle scored six of their eight runs in the bottom of the first.
Senior Abby Steiner pitched all seven innings to get the win, walking one batter.
Chelsey Kerr had four RBI’s off 2-for-5 hitting in game one, scoring twice herself. Hannah Marshall went 2-for-3 with three RBI’s. Paige Regnier and Azaria Romero both had two RBI’s in the win.
The second game turned out to be a bit wilder, as Circle held an 11-10 after three innings, but the Pups wouldn’t be denied, scoring one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, then adding three in the sixth. McPherson had four in the top of the seventh to take a 19-13 lead.
Circle tried to get a rally going, scoring twice in the bottom of the inning, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Romero had a huge game two, knocking in six RBI’s off 3-for-6 hitting. Jasmine Wann and Marshall both had three RBI’s, while Kelsey Kerr scored four runs.
Regnier got the win in game two.
“We showed some grit tonight,” Stucky said. “Playing on the road isn’t easy, but the girls are battling pitch-for-pitch against quality teams, and that means a lot.”
The Bullpup JV also had big games, winning 16-2 and 7-0. Ashlee May picked up the win in game one, while Nicole Cheek won game two.
McPherson improves to 8-3. The Pups are back in action Monday at Buhler.