The offenses for both McPherson High and Rose Hill were on display Thursday, with 31 runs scored between the two teams over the course of the doubleheader.

The offenses for both McPherson High and Rose Hill were on display Thursday, with 31 runs scored between the two teams over the course of the doubleheader.
McPherson took both games, with sophomore Chelsey Kerr putting her hitting prowess on display. If you take both games of the doubleheader into account, Kerr hit for the cycle, as she had a double and a home run in the first game, which McPherson won 11-8.
In game two, she helped MHS pick up the 7-5 win with a pair of triples and a single.
It was an outstanding debut for new MHS coach Danica Fitzmorris, as her team opened up the year 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the AVCTL Division III.
The Lady Pups rolled to a 4-1 lead over the Rockets by the end of the second inning of game one, with Kiley Kerr nailing a two-run, inside the park home run that put MHS out front comfortably.
Chelsey Kerr only heaped it on in the top of the fourth with her homer to left field that scored Kiley Kerr and Marrissa Axelson. By the time the dust settled in the fourth, MHS was up 9-1.
Rose Hill mounted a comeback in the bottom of the fifth, however, after Axelson walked three straight batters. She then gave up three singles, which, combined with a fielding error, had the Rockets within two runs at 10-8 by the time MHS escaped from the inning.
Axelson would get an insurance run in the top of the seventh, as she scored on a wild pitch and the Pups held out in the bottom of the frame to win 11-8.
The Pups and the Rockets were neck-and-neck though the first three innings, with McPherson holding onto a 4-2 lead going into the fifth. Hannah Marshall knocked in Jasmine Wann on a hard, ground ball single to left field on a 1-2 pitch.
Wann would later score Chelsea Kerr with a sacrifice fly after Kerr hit her second triple of the game in the first at-bat of the inning. Marshall, who had a triple of her own in the inning, scored two batters later off a Rocket error.
Once again, Rose Hill made a late press in the bottom of the seventh, but the Pups held off the Rockets to perserve a 7-5 win.
Marissa Axelson got the game one win, working 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven runs off one hit. She had three strikeouts. Madison Hoffman worked the final 2 2/3 innings to get the save.
Hoffman went six innings in game two in picking up the win. She gave up four runs off eight hits, with seven strikeouts and four walks. Axelson worked the seventh.