SULLY — The Lynnville-Sully softball team has had a banner season so far, but on Monday, the team accomplished something that could turn 2013 into a special year.
The Hawks took both legs of their doubleheader with Iowa Valley, pushing the team’s win streak into double digits with wins of 3-1 and 7-0. The team has received excellent pitching perfromances from sophomore Madison Rasmusson and eighth grader Emma Schnell to solidify the team’s position as the South Iowa Cedar League frontrunner.
The Hawks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, when Rasmusson reached base and came around to score, using her speed as a catalyst by stealing a base. Rasmusson also pitched all seven innings to pick up the victory. She struck out 11 batters and gave up no earned runs.
Brenna Lanser also scored a run and picked up a base hit. The runs were driven in by Shelby Davis and Jade Van Rees. Also, Ladandra James had a double in three at-bats.
In the second game, Schnell was dominant in the circle. She pitched the whole game, giving up only two hits and striking out five in the 7-0 victory.
Rasmusson went 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored. Lanser had a hit in four at-bats. Davis walked twice and picked up a hit in one at-bat, which was a triple. All of the team’s runs were scored by the first five hitters in the batting order — Rasmusson, Lanser, Davis, Van Rees and James.