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Area Roundup: Hawks softball trounces Bell Plaine

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 11:20 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 11:22 a.m. CDT

The Lynnville-Sully softball team continued its remarkable run on Monday evening with a big, 14-1 victory over the Belle Plaine Plainsmen.

The win marked the Hawks’ eight straight victory and thier fourth victory by double figures during that streak. The game lasted just five innings.

The Hawks took a commanding lead early, scoring eight unanswered runs in the first three innings.

The Plainsmen picked up a run in the bottom of the fourth, but it was of no consequence as the Hawks scored six times in the top of the fifth to put the game out of reach.

Sophomore ace Madison Rasmusson chalked up another victory. She pitched all five innings, giving up just three hits and three walks while striking out eight battets. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk, an RBI, a stolen base and three runs scored.

Brenna Lanser was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a stolen base. Shelby Davis was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Lysandra James was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a home run and four RBI. Shaylin Lukehart drove in the other two runs on a double in four at-bats.

Hawks fall, 9-4, at Belle Plaine

The Lynnville-Sully baseball team took a road trip to visit the home turf of Belle Plaine on Monday, and the Hawks came home with their 16th loss in 20 chances this season.

Belle Plaine jumped out in front 2-0 in the bottom of the first. The Hawks answered with a run in the third, but that was quickly erased when the Plainsmen scored in the bottom of the inning. The Plainsmen scored three more runs over the next two innings to put the game out of reach. A sixth-inning rally put the Hawks to nest, 9-4.

Junior Daniel Zimmerman took the loss on the hill for L-S. He pitched four innings, surrendering five earned runs on seven hits and three walks. He also struck out four. Senior Austin Newell replaced Zimmerman after the fourth. Newell gave up three runs on two hits and three walks in two innings pitched.

Junior leadoff hitter Brandon Dunsbergen was 1-for-4 with two of the three RBI for the Hawks. The other RBI was driven in by Cale Van Wyk, who started in center field.