The Hawks of Lynnville-Sully have been a force all season-long on the softball diamond, and Montezuma felt their wrath on Wednesday, losing both legs of a doubleheader by a combined score of 23-6.
In the first game, the Hawks put the Braves away in three short innings, 13-0. Lynnville-Sully scored seven big runs in the top of the first inning, effectively crushing the hopes of the Montezuma faithful. Three runs each in the second and third innings put the game away via the 12-run mercy rule.
Madison Rasmusson picked up yet another victory for the Hawks, pitching a perfect three innings and striking out five of the nine batters she faced. Rasmusson also went 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a triple.
Sophomore Shelby Davis had a single and a triple in three at-bats, with one RBI. Lasandra James led the Hawks with three RBI on one hit in three at-bats. Brenna Lanser drove in a run on two hits in three at-bats. Becca Vos had an RBI on one hit and a walk. Shaylin Lukehart drove one in on a base hit, as did Kristal Beyer.
Game number two went all seven innings, and it was tied at six up until the fifth innings, when the Hawks put a solo run up on the scoreboard. Three more runs in the sixth inning put the game away for L-S.
Emma Schnell started the game for the Hawks, and she struggled to miss bats, allowing six runs in her 1.2 innings of work. Rasmusson came on in relief and shut the Braves down. She gave up no runs in her 5.1 innings, striking out five. Rasmusson was credited with the victory. She also went 3-for-4 at the plate, including a double, triple and two runs scored. In addition, Rasmusson stole two bases and drove in a run.
Beyer and Jade Van Rees led the team with two RBI each. Van Rees had two hits in two at-bats with two stolen bases and a walk. Beyer had a hit and a run scored in three at-bats.
C-M baseball pummels CMB
The Tigerhawks of Colfax-Mingo smothered the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Raiders with runs on Wednesday evening, winning 14-3 in six innings.
Senior Austin Yoakum picked up the victory for the Tigerhawks, pitching six innings. Yoakum struck out eight Raider hitters, allowed five hits and two earned runs.
The Tigerhawks had 17 hits on the night, with three players — Connor Hainer, Jake Alexander and Chad McLain — picking up three hits apiece.
Alxexander homered and drove in four runs on his three hits to go along with two stolen bases. Hainer hit two doubles and scored two runs. McLain also had two doubles and scored three runs. He also drove in three runs and stole two bases for the Tigerhawks.
Right fielder Michael Brown had two doubles in his three at-bats, driving in one run. Yoakum and fellow senior Caleb Anderson were the other two players with at least two hits on the night.
C-M softball takes out Raiders
The Colfax-Mingo softball team improved its record to 9-3 on the season with a big Heart of Iowa conference victory over the Raiders of Collins-Maxwell/Baxter on Wednesday, 8-5.
Sidney Fahrney and Erin Earles each picked up two hits on the night. Fahrney and Jenna Teed led the team in RBI with two apiece.
“We hit the ball pretty well tonight and we scored runs in 4 of the 6 innings we batted,” C-M coach Bryan Poulter said. “Amy Russell had a tough go tonight. She struggled to get ahead in the counts and walked 8 batters. That is very uncharacteristic of her. She is a competitor, and our defense played well behind her. This was a good win for us as we head to the Fort Dodge tournament this weekend.”
Mustangs lose big to Saydel
The Prairie City-Monroe Mustangs suffered their third straight loss on the baseball diamond on Wednesday, losing at home to the Saydel Eagles, 10-1.
Senior Ethan Kain took the loss for the Mustangs. He pitched six of the seven innings, giving up nine runs on 10 hits and four walks. Kain also had eight strikeouts.
The lone Mustang RBI belonged to sophomore shortstop Chase Keuning, who drove in Clay Cooper in the third inning. Cooper had one of the six singles for the Mustangs. The other singles belonged to Trey Lindsay, Troy Vittetoe and Ron Marshall, who had two singles on the night.
Cooper also walked and stole a base on the night.
Keuning pitched the final inning, giving up one earned run in his inning and getting one strikeout.