The Mid-Prairie baseball and softball teams made the trip to West Liberty Monday for a River Valley Conference doubleheader with the Comets. In a game heard on AM and FM KCII, the Mid-Prairie softball team fell to No. 8 ranked Comets 10-0 in six innings. Mid-Prairie had a chance early against Comet starter Sailor Hall, putting two on with just one out in the first. Hall got a strikeout and a fly ball on the infield and the Hawks couldn’t cash in on what would be their best scoring chance of the night. West Liberty got the offense going in the second with a two out, two run homer by Macy Daufeldt. Up 2-0, the Comets doubled their lead with a two out, two RBI double from Isabelle Morrison in the third to make it 4-0. West Liberty would put up one more in the fourth, three in the fifth and two in the sixth to finish the win. Rylee Vercande led the Hawks with a two for three night at the plate. Abbi Patterson took the loss in the circle going four plus, allowing eight hits, five earned runs, walking two and striking out one. The Golden Hawks are now 0-6 on the year.
The Golden Hawk boys continued their recent hot streak with a mercy rule 16-6 win to take their fifth straight victory. Mid-Prairie scored in every inning, coming up with three in the first, four in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth and three each in the fifth and sixth innings. West Liberty avoided the shorter game by scoring three times in the fifth after trailing 13-2 entering the inning. Mid-Prairie pounded out 15 hits in the win. Karson Grout had a big night with three hits and a career high five driven in. Kayden Reinier got the win in relief for the Hawks, throwing three and a third innings. Mid-Prairie is now 7-2 and will face Solon Tuesday.