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Hawk softball plays for regional title

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:38 a.m. CDT

SULLY — Second-ranked Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks go after another Class 1A regional softball title tonight in Oskaloosa.

The Hawks (33-1) take on H-L-V of Victor (15-10) at 7 p.m. for the 1A Region 5 championship and a berth in the 1A State Tournmanet.

It is an all-South Iowa Cedar League final. Lynnville-Sully wrapped up its fifth straight SICL championship with a 20-0 league mark while H-L-V went 12-6 for fourth place. The Hawks defeated the Warriors twice — 10-0 and 9-1 — this season.

The Hawks had a little long ball pushing them to the 13-3 win over Twin Cedars Friday night in regional semifinal action.

In front of a home crowd, Shelby Davis, Madison Rasmusson and Jade Van Rees hit home runs for the Hawks. Davis drove in three runs to add to her team-leading 47 RBIs.

The Hawks used a 16-hit attack to power past the Sabers. Lynnville-Sully scored three runs in the first inning and five in the third for an 8-0 lead. Twin Cedars pushed a run acorss in the top of the fourth which was matched by Lynnville-Sully.

Twin Cedars got two runs in the sixth inning to make it 9-3. Lynnville-Sully closed the door on the Warriors with a four-run bottom of the inning.

Rasmusson improved to 33-1 in the circle. The junior right-handed pitcher scattered five  over six innings, walked one batter and struck out seven. She has a ERA of .77 for the season.

Rasmusson led the offense with a 3-for-4 plate performance with a single, a triple and a home run. Davis and Van Rees each had a single to go with their home runs. Kasiah Ehresman, who is third in Class 1A with a .596 batting average, had two singles, stole five bases and scored three runs.

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