Mill Creek topped rival Dacula in 14-5 Wednesday night.
Thanks to the mercy rule, the pain ended early for the Falcons.
Leading 11-5 at the end of the fifth inning, the Lady Hawks kept the Falcons scoreless in the top of the sixth. Mill Creek started the bottom of the inning with a triple by Suzee Mills. Hannah Beth Baker batted Mills in two at-bats later to give the Lady Hawks a 12-5 lead. A single by pitcher Morgan Bullock put two runners on base for the Lady Hawks.
With two outs, Amberlie Saxton doubled to send Bullock and Mills home and give Mill Creek the 14-5 win.
Bullock was 5-for-5 for the night with two triples and three singles. Bullock was also credited with the win, pitching three and a half innings.
Saxton was 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and five RBIs. Lauren Stimis finished the evening 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
Despite the apparent ease with which the Lady Hawks dispatched the Falcons, Mill Creek head coach Kelly Murdock said her team does not take victory for granted.
“They recognize that this is not going to be a cake walk,” she said. “Dacula has a very good team. I think our seniors have that mentality that they refuse to lose.”
Murdock said the Mill Creek seniors understand that it will take a lot of work to achieve their goal of playing for a state championship.
“They understand the steps that it takes to get there. As long as they keep their focus, they’re going to be successful,” she said.