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Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:21 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:58 a.m. CST
(Dustin Turner Daily News)
Lynnville-Sully Sophomore Lasandra James smacks a double in the first inning of the Hawks' 10-0 win over Tri-County on Tuesday. James went 1-for-3 in the L-S win, their 15th straight.

SULLY — The lady Hawks of Lynnville-Sully’s softball team are having a ridiculous season on the diamond.

The team came into its Tuesday matchup against the Tri-County Trojans having won 14 games in a row, with nine of those wins being shortened by either the 12- or 10-run mercy rule. The Hawks have scored in double figures in 14 of their 21 wins this year, and have held their opponents to a collective 37 runs in 24 games.

The Hawks added another one to their impressive streak on Tuesday, dominating Tri-County in a 10-0 win that lasted five innings.

Hawks’ eighth grader Emma Schnell added another victory to her already impressive campaign. Schnell pitched all five innings for the Hawks, surrendering no runs on three hits. She also struck out nine lady Trojan batters. Schnell is the Hawks’ No. 2 started behind sophomore Madison Rasmusson, but most teams would be very satisfied to have her as the No. 1 option. Schnell is 6-0 this season with an ERA of 0.93 and 40 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched.

The Hawks got the scoring started with four big runs in the opening frame.

Rasmusson walked to lead off the game. She then proceeded to steal two bases and score the first run on a wild pitch. Later on in the inning, Eighth grade third baseman Brenna Lanser scored on a groundout. Following that second run, sophomore center fielder Lasandra doubled, which scored Jade Van Rees. The final run of the inning was driven in on a double by junior left fielder Kristal Beyer.

Leading the Hawks in hits on the day was Beyer. Beyer went 3-for-2 with a double and two RBI. She also stole two bases.

Rasmusson was 1-for-4 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk. Four lady Hawks stole multiple bases on the day, and the team combined for 12 steals in the five innings of play.

Lanser had a hit in three at-bats with an RBI and two steals. Sophomore shortstop Shelby Davis had two hits in four at-bats, a run scored and two stolen bases. James had a hit and two runs scored. She also tripled and drove in a run.

The team has dominated its conference this season, and they have another South Iowa Cedar League matchup tonight at home.

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