NORTH ENGLISH — Lynnville-Sully’s girls overpowered their hosts, the English Valleys Bears, 16-0 in five innings Monday night. The Lynnville-Sully boys dropped a heartbreaker on the baseball diamond against the Bears, 6-5.
The Hawk baseball team was up 5-1 when the Bears struck in the late innings. English Valleys manufactured the tying three runs in the fifth inning. The Bears pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
“We did not have our best game of the year, but part of that was due to Brennam Grimms’ pitching for the Bears and some good defensive plays by the Bears to end a rally,” Lynnville-Sully head baseball coach Bob Scandridge said.
“We had a few too many errors and walks that led to four unearned runs and that was the difference in the game. We will use this game as a learning experience and continue to improve.”
Jake Brand went the distance on the mound for the Hawks. He gave up three hits, walked five and struck out five.
T.J. Cunningham had a two-run double. Daniel Zimmerman hit a solo home run. The other hit for Lynnville-Sully is a single by Sage Ehresman.
On the softball field, the Hawks rolled past the Bears with two runs in the first, five in the second and four in the third to build a commanding lead. Lynnville-Sully’s girls produced five more runs in the fifth and retired the Bears for a run-rule victory.
Madison Rasmusson delivered a two-hit shutout for her 10th win of the season. She walked one and struck out six.
The Hawks’ 16-hit attack was led by Kasiah Ehresman, who was 3-for-3, with three singles. Brenna Lanser and Kristal Beyer each had a single and a double and Jade Van Rees hit two singles.
Shelby Davis connected for a triple. Rachel VanWyk and Kristin VanderWilt each had a double. Hitting a single apiece were Rasmusson, Becca Vos, Shaylin Lukehart and Lysandra James.
Lynnville-Sully’s girls (10-1) are now 7-0 in South Iowa Cedar League play. They play at Newton in a non-conference doubleheader tonight, starting at 6 p.m.
The Hawk boys are 5-3 overall and are 3-3 in league action. Lynnville-Sully’s boys and girls play at home against H-L-V in SICL games Wednesday.