THORNBURG — Lynnville-Sully’s baseball team piled up a 14-7 lead by the end of the fourth inning against host Tri-County. The Hawks had to hold off a charge at the end by the Trojans, winning the South Iowa Cedar League game, 14-13, Tuesday.
While the Hawk boys were surviving on the road, the Class 1A second-ranked Lynnville-Sully softball team kept thriving. The Hawk girls pushed their win streak to 21, claiming an 8-0 win over Tri-County.
The Trojan girls did manage to make the Hawks play seven complete innings. It didn’t matter as Lynnville-Sully controlled the game from start to finish. The Hawks scored single runs in the first, third, sixth and seventh innings while plating two runs each in the fourth and fifth frames.
Madison Rasmusson scattered five hits over the seven innings, not yielding a run. She walked one and struck out six for her 25th win of the season.
Becca Vos drove in two runs with a double. Rasmusson was 3-for-4 with a single, a double and a triple, drove in a run and had three stolen bases in the game. Kasiah Ehresman also swiped three bases and delivered two singles.
Shaylin Lukehart delivered a single and double and had one RBI. Shelby Davis hit two singles and stole two bases. Jade Van Rees and Kristal Beyer each had a single.
Lynnville-Sully’s girls improved to 17-0 in South Iowa Cedar League play and 25-1 overall. They go to Sigourney Thursday in league action.
The Hawk boys scored six runs in the first inning, one run in the second to lead Tri-County 7-1 after two. They produced seven more runs in the top of the fourth, but gave up five to the Trojans in their half of the inning.
Tri-County chipped away at the 14-7 Hawk lead with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. Lynnville-Sully led 14-10 and just needed three outs to win. The Trojans battled to the end but only got three across before the Hawks shut the door for one-run win.
No other information for Lynnville-Sully boys was available at press time. The Hawk boys (8-7, 6-7) travel to Sigourney on Thursday in SICL action.