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Top-ranked Blue Devils overpower Hawk baseball

Lynnville-Sully rallies to beat BGM in SICL

Lynnville-Sully senior Skylar Sanders gathers in the ball for a catch in center field. The Hawks won at home Friday night, beating BGM 9-7 in SICL play. They lost at Class 1A top-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys, 15-3 in five innings, on Saturday in St. Marys.
Lynnville-Sully senior Skylar Sanders gathers in the ball for a catch in center field. The Hawks won at home Friday night, beating BGM 9-7 in SICL play. They lost at Class 1A top-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys, 15-3 in five innings, on Saturday in St. Marys.

ST. MARYS — After pulling out a 9-7 South Iowa Cedar League win over BGM at home on Friday night, the Lynnville-Sully Hawk baseball team turned around to make the trek to St. Marys on Saturday morning.

The Hawks squared off against the Class 1A top-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys Blue Devils. They led 2-0 after one inning but the Blue Devils rolled up a seven-run second frame and tacked on eight more runs in the fourth for a 15-2 lead.

Lynnville-Sully lost 15-3 in a run-ruled, five-inning contest on Saturday. The Hawks had six hits, all singles, while the Blue Devils had eight hits, including three doubles.

Pitching for the Hawks were Payton Van Wyk, Reese Dunsbergen and Blake Rea. The trio issued seven walks in the game.

Blaize Kuhlmann racked up two singles. Hitting a single each were Corder Noun Harder, Bray Noun Harder, Conner Maston and Rea.

Martensdale-St. Marys improved to 12-0. Lynnville-Sully dropped to 4-5 overall.

In the SICL game Friday, the Hawks built a 4-0 lead through three innings against the BGM Bears. The Bears gained the lead by scoring seven runs in the top of the fifth but the Hawks responded by plating three runs in their half of the inning.

With it knotted a 7-all, Lynnville-Sully produced two runs in the sixth. They held the Bears in check in the seventh to push their SICL mark to 4-2.

Ryan Annee got the pitching win in relief. He pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, giving up no runs on three hits. Van Wyk started and went one inning, walking one and striking out one. Bray Noun Harder worked 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on six hits, four walks, two hit batters and striking out three.

Leading the Hawks at the plate was Corder Noun Harder going 3-for-3 with two triples and a single. He also scored four runs and had two stolen bases. Bray Noun Harder hit two singles, drove in three runs and had two stolen bases.

Maston had a single and a double with two RBIs. Kuhlmann doubled. Owen Norrish, Dunsbergen and Van Wyk had a base hit apiece.

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

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