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Lynnville-Sully girls power their way to No. 2 in Class 1A

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:02 a.m. CDT

SULLY — Friday the 13th didn’t faze Lynnville-Sully’s softball players nor did Saturday the 14th.

The Hawks are on a 13-game win streak after rolling through last week. They gave up just two runs in five games since Wednesday while piling up 58 runs.

On Saturday in their home tournament, the Hawks exploded for nine runs in the fourth inning against Des Moines Christian on their way to a 12-2 win. Des Moines Christian scored single runs in the third and fourth innings to make it 3-2. Lynnville-Sully ended the day with an 11-0 win over Collins-Maxwell/Baxter in five innings.

Lynnville-Sully dominated host Belle Plaine Friday night, winning the South Iowa Cedar League doubleheader, 14-0 and 11-0. They dispatched H-L-V of Victor, 10-0,  on Wednesday in SICL play.

Lynnville-Sully moved to No. 2 in Iowa Class 1A ranking at the end of the week. The Hawks are 17-1 overall — the lone loss was to Class 4A’s Ballard. They are 10-0 in conference play.

Madison Rasmusson garnered all five pitching victories for the Hawks. She allowed 17 hits, — not over four a game — walked four batters and racked up 25 strikeouts.

Of the course of the five games, Lynnville-Sully pounded out 38 singles, seven doubles and one home run. Leading the offensive onslaught was Kaisha Ehresman with nine base hits and a double and Rasmusson with eight singles and a double.

Shelby Davis had a home run in the win over Des Moines Christian and had four singles and two doubles in the games. Becca Vos connected for four singles and two doubles and Jade Van Rees had three base hits and one single Lysandra James and Saylin Lukehart each hit three singles. Hitting a single each were Kristal Beyer, Brenna Lanser,  Rachel VanWyk and Kristin VanderWilt.

Lynnville-Sully goes to Iowa Valley tonight in league play and hosts Pella Christian Tuesday in a non-league contest.