By: Joel Herrig
Murray County News Sports
The Murray County Central Rebels are in the midst of their stretch run before the playoffs. The Rebels lost two games last week to Edgerton Southwest Minnesota Christian but the week was far from over. On Thursday the Rebels were in Ellsworth to take on the Adrian Area Dragons and then Saturday the Rebels would face three teams in the Jackson County Central Tournament. It would be a wild four games of the Rebels with a variety of opponents who had a wide range of skills.
Thursday the Rebels were in Ellsworth for a Red Rock Conference matchup with the Dragons. The first meeting of the season was all Rebels as Amanda Muecke pitched a perfect game in the Rebel win. Adrian wouldn’t allow a perfect game for Muecke but they managed just four hits off the senior right-hander. The Rebels did their damage at the plate at the top of the order with Laney Brown and Lily Schmal collecting a pair of hits each. Amanda Muecke had a key hit which drove in runs. as the Rebels picked up a 10-0 win in five innings. With the win, the Rebels were 7-3 on the season.
Saturday the Rebels opened the tournament against the two times defending State Champions from New York Mills. The Eagles are 11-1 this season and are another strong team. Shelby Christiansen started in the circle for the Rebels for the first time this season and she kept the Eagles off balanced until later in the game. Amanda Muecke came into the game later in the contest. The Rebels played a spirited game but the Rebels needed a couple of big hits but they came up empty with runners in scoring position in both the fifth and sixth inning. Montana Beckmann went deep for the Rebels, her 3rd home run of the season. MCC took the loss 8-5.
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