SULLY — Less than two weeks after a claiming a convincing 12-1 win, Lynnville-Sully’s baseball team was limited to three hits in the rubber match against BGM on Saturday.
This time, the third meeting between South Iowa Cedar League foes was in the Class 1A District 8 quarterfinals.
BGM jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the final meeting and held off a late Hawks’ rally during a 3-2 road win.
Lynnville-Sully plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning but that’s as close as it would get in the season-ending loss. The Hawks also were plagued by four errors.
BGM went 2-1 against the Hawks (18-11) this summer, winning the first meeting 6-3. The 12-1 L-S victory came on June 28.
Conner Maston had one hit and one walk at the plate and took the loss on the mound.
Maston (5-2) threw the first 3 1/3 innings and allowed two runs — one earned — on three hits with eight strikeouts and one walk.
Lucas Sieck pitched the next 2 2/3 innings and allowed one unearned run on one hit with four strikeouts and three walks.
Lannon Montgomery pitched one inning and allowed one hit with one strikeout.
The Hawks’ other two hits came from Owen Norrish and Blake Rea, who also scored one run.
Corder Noun Harder walked once, had one RBI and stole two bases. He finished his freshman season with a .442 batting average and 42 steals.
Bryce Richards walked twice and scored one run, Braden Alberts walked once and was hit by a pitch, Mason Jansen drew one walk, Caleb Rea was hit by a pitch and Reese Dunsbergen had one RBI.
Jake Moel led BGM (6-15) with three hits, two doubles and two RBIs and Jacob Maurer added two hits, two runs, two walks and two steals. Maurer also earned the pitching save after tossing the final 1 2/3 innings.
Trase Kriegel was the winning pitcher despite walking six. He allowed four hits and struck out three while allowing no earned runs. The Bears committed two errors.