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Lynnville-Sully girls’ win streak continues; boys lose at home

SULLY — Notching their 20th straight win, Lynnville-Sully’s softball girls improved to 24-1 with a dominating 11-0 win over visiting B-G-M Monday. The Hawk girls, ranked second in Class 1A, were powered by an eight-run third to win in five innings.

On the baseball diamond at Sully, Class 1A ninth-ranked B-G-M’s boys dealt out an 11-1 loss to the Lynnville-Sully boys Monday. The Hawks scored a run in the second to make it 5-1, but couldn’t break through again against the Bears.

Lynnville-Sully’s girls used a 12-hit attack against B-G-M. Madison Rasmusson delivered a single and a double while Becca Vos and Lysandra James each had a single and a double. 

Kristal Beyer singled twice. Shaylin Lukehart doubled. Hitting a single each were Kasiah Ehresman, Jade Van Rees and Brenna Lanser.

Rasmusson pitched four innings for the Hawks, giving up two hits, walking one and striking out two. James pitched the fifth inning.

The Hawk girls are 16-0 in South Iowa Cedar League play.

Lynnville-Sully’s Payton Scandridge scored the run in the second inning. The Hawk boys had six hits led by Sage Ehresman’s double. Scandridge, Jake Brand, T.J. Cunningham, Brandon Dunsbergen and Kobe Fisk each had a single.

Fisk started on the mound for the Hawks, going three innings. Fisk was charged with five runs on four hits and three walks, plus he had two strikeouts. 

Tyler Van Zante worked 2 2/3 innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks and had one strikeout. Brand pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on two hits and five walks and had one strikeout.

Lynnville-Sully’s boys are 5-7 in league play and 7-7 overall.

The loss at home came on the heels of the Hawk boys breaking a nine-game losing streak that spanned four years against North Mahaska last Friday at New Sharon.

Lynnville-Sully’s boys finished the last week with a 2-0 win over North Mahaska Friday. The Hawks had dropped two South Iowa Cedar League games earlier in the week.

“We stopped a at least a nine-game losing steak against North Mahaska over the past four years,” Hawk head coach Bob Scandridge said. “We played a perfect game on defense not committing a single error and that was key for our success.”

Lynnville-Sully scored a run in the fourth. Caleb James, who was 3-for-3 with three singles, scored on an RBI single by Payton Scandridge. James drove in the other run in the fifth as Dunsbergen scored.

Cunningham and Caleb VanderMolen each had a single.

Daniel Zimmerman pitched 5 2/3 innings to get the win. He allowed five hits, walked five and struck out five. Van Zante got the save, pitching 1 1/3 innings with one hit and one strikeout.

Iowa Valley downed Lynnville-Sully, 12-2, at Marengo last Monday. Lucas Smith, Van Zante and James combined on the mound for the Hawks. They allowed 10 hits and issued three walks.

Cunningham hit a single and a double. James, Bailee Samson and Scandridge each had a single.

The Hawks lost 10-4 to Montezuma last Wednesday in Sully.

Brand worked five innings and was charged with 10 runs on eight hits and three walks, plus had five strikeouts. James pitched one inning, striking out two and Smith walked one and struck out one in one inning of work.

Dunsbergen hit two singles for Lynnville-Sully. Cunningham and Ross Van Wyk each hit a double. James and Scandridge had a single apiece.

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