The Lynnville-Sully softball team flexed its collective muscles in a mercy-rule shortened win over BGM Brooklyn on Wednesday night. Sophomore Madison Rasmusson pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win.
The Hawks’ offense was uncontainable, and surprisingly patient as well. The team picked up 10 hits and 10 walks leading to its offensive outburst that allowed the team to cross the plate 12 times in just four innings. Of the 11 girls who made an appearance in the batters’ box, seven drove in a run, eight scored a run and nine reached base.
The team got multi-RBI games out of junior catcher Becca Vos, junior first baseman Shaylin Lukehart and junior designated hitter Rachel Van Wyk. Vos was 2-for-3 on the night with a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored.
Lukehart went 1-for-2 with two RBI, two runs scored and a double.
Van Wyk only picked up one hit in three at-bats, but she also walked and drove in two runs.
Rasmusson showed off more than her arm on the night, as well. She pitched a scoreless game, but she also went 1-for-1 with a double, three walks and an RBI. She also stole two bases to put pressure on the BGM pitcher.
After scoring just one run in the team’s opener, the Hawks’ offense really showed a lot more patience and clutch execution against BGM, which is something coach Stacey Alberts was very pleased to see.
“I was proud of how we responded tonight,” Alberts said. “We worked out of a bases loaded situation in the first inning without allowing a run, then converted in the bottom of the first to start the game. We cleaned up some base ]running issues we had on Monday, which looked much better tonight.. Madisson worked her way through a tight zone well, which shows her growth as a pitcher from last year to this year.”
Rasmusson now has an 11-inning scoreless streak under her belt, and it will be interesting to see just how long she can keep the streak alive.
The Hawks play Pella at home tonight for their next matchup.