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3A No. 3 Albia hands 1A No. 6 Lynnville-Sully softball first loss

Hawks stay undefeated in SICL with win over BGM

Lynnville-Sully junior Korinne Jansen is ready to connect with a pitch in a recent home game. She had the only hit against Class 3A No. 3 Albia in a 5-0 loss on Saturday at Sully. The Class 1A No. 6 Hawks lost for the first time this season after winning at home Friday night against BGM.
Lynnville-Sully junior Korinne Jansen is ready to connect with a pitch in a recent home game. She had the only hit against Class 3A No. 3 Albia in a 5-0 loss on Saturday at Sully. The Class 1A No. 6 Hawks lost for the first time this season after winning at home Friday night against BGM.

SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks rolled to its sixth straight South Iowa Cedar League softball win at home Friday night, beating BGM 7-2.

That set up Saturday’s non-conference game at home pitting the Class 1A sixth-ranked Hawks against the Class 3A third-ranked Albia Lady Dees. Both teams came into the contest undefeated — Lynnville-Sully 9-0 and Albia 8-0.

The Lady Dees plated four runs in the first inning and one in the second to take a 5-0 lead. There was no more scoring in the Saturday game as Albia (9-0) handed Lynnville-Sully its first loss of the season.

Lynnville-Sully did much the same against the BGM Bears on Friday night. The Hawks scored four runs in the first and one in the second to lead 5-0 then added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Bears tallied two runs in the seventh.

On Saturday, the Hawks faced a senior-laden Albia team, which hit two home runs in the first inning then had another home run in the second. The Lady Dees’ senior pitcher Jena Lawrence limited the Hawks to one hit, walked two batters and struck out 10 in the win.

Lynnville-Sully junior Denali Conover took the loss in the circle. She allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out one Junior catcher Korinne Jansen had a single for the Hawks.

The Hawks stayed undefeated in SICL action with the home victory Friday over BGM. They are 6-0 and atop the SICL

Conover was the winning pitcher allowing seven hits to the Bears. She walked one and struck out two. The Hawks did not commit an error in the game.

Cayler Noun Harder hit two singles and drove in two runs. Kaleah Ehresman had two singles and one RBI and Caitlin Alberts had a double and one RBI. Jansen, Kaci Keen and Megan Van Zante had a single apiece.

Ehresman, who leads 1A in stolen bases and is second in the state with 16, had three stolen bases against BGM. Alberts, Jansen and Reagan McFarland each had a stolen base

The Hawks host Colfax-Mingo (7-1, 5-0 SICL) in a Jasper County SICL showdown at 6 p.m. Monday in Sully.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535
or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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