By: Joel Herrig
Murray County News Sports
The MCC Rebel girls faced their toughest competition of the spring on Tuesday when they played host to the defending Red Rock Conference Champions the Edgerton/SWC Flying Dutchmen. The Rebels came into both games with just one loss in conference play this season while the Flying Dutchmen were undefeated. Coming into the day’s games one thing could be counted on and that was terrific pitching as each team has one of the top pitchers in the area.
In game one of the doubleheader, it was all about the pitching and it was good. Rebels’ Amanda Muecke took to the circle looking to keep Edgerton/SWC in check and she did just that. Muecke threw all seven innings, walking just one batter while striking out eight. She allowed just four hits which is great against a great opponent like the Flying Dutchmen. Unfortunately for the Rebels one of the hits was a two-run home run by Liz Prins. They were the only two runs of the game.
Sierra Van Dyke was on her game for Edgerton/Southwest Christian. She held the Rebels to just one hit in the game that came from Amanda Muecke and she did not walk a batter. What made her performance that much better is she struck out 17 Rebel hitters including the first nine of the game. The Flying Dutchmen took game one 2-0.
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