SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s baseball team has made an early-season statement.
The Hawks have firmly placed themselves at the top of the South Iowa Cedar League following a dominant start to the conference season.
Lynnville-Sully is outscoring SICL opponents 56-5 in four games.
The latest SICL win came against Colfax-Mingo on Wednesday. The Hawks (6-1 overall, 4-0 in the SICL) cranked out eight hits and were given 10 free passes during a 17-2, four-inning home win over the Tigerhawks. L-S plated 15 runs in the second inning.
Conner Maston played a significant role in the victory. He registered two doubles and four RBIs at the plate and struck out 10 batters over four innings on the mound. He earned the pitching win after allowing two earned runs on three hits with two walks.
Corder Noun Harder, Caleb Rea, Blake Van Wyk, Owen Norrish, Reese Dunsbergen and Braden Alberts all had one hit and two runs apiece.
Alberts finished with four RBIs and one steal, Rea and Van Wyk each tallied two RBIs and one steal and Norrish and Dunsbergen walked twice. Noun Harder finished with one RBI and one walk.
Lannon Montgomery registered two walks, one run and one steal, Bryce Richards collected one walk, one hit by pitch and one run. Davis Utech walked once and scored one run, C.J. Nikkel scored two runs as a courtesy runner and Terran Gosselink had one run as a courtesy runner and Samuel Philby scored one run.
The Hawks committed just one error. Colfax-Mingo (3-1, 2-1) finished with three hits and five errors.
Lynnville-Sully 16, BGM 0, five innings
BROOKLYN — Lucas Sieck allowed one hit over five innings, six different Hawks registered at least one hit and 10 scored one run or more during Lynnville-Sully’s 16-0, five-inning road win over BGM on May 31.
Noun Harder, Montgomery and Rea led the offense.
Noun Harder finished with two hits, one double, three runs, one RBI, one walk, one hit by pitch and three stolen bases in the victory.
The Hawks scored three runs in the third, four in the fourth and eight in the fifth to end the game early.
Montgomery tallied two hits, two runs and two RBIs and Rea finished with one double, two runs, two RBIs and two walks.
Maston chipped in two hits, two runs, one RBI and one hit by pitch, Dunsbergen added one hit, one run, two RBIs, one walk and one hit by pitch.
Utech tallied one hit, one RBI and two walks and Norrish finished with one run, one RBI, one walk and one hit by pitch.
Richards walked twice, scored two runs and had one RBI, Carson Maston finished with one RBI and one hit by pitch and Philby added one RBI and one walk. Karter Smead walked once, Alberts scored one run and Gosselink and Van Wyk each scored a run as a courtesy runner.
Sieck earned the complete-game win on the mound after allowing no runs on one hit with six strikeouts and three walks in five innings.
The Bears (1-5, 1-3) had just one hit and committed two errors.
Lynnville-Sully 13, North Mahaska 3, six innings
SULLY — The Hawks needed just three hits to score 13 runs against North Mahaksa on May 27.
Lynnville-Sully put up crooked numbers in four of the six innings and blasted the Warhawks 13-3. The Hawks walked five times, were hit by four pitches and stole 19 bases. Both teams committed four errors.
The three hits were collected by Montgomery, Norrish and Dunsbergen.
Montgomery doubled and had two RBIs, Dunsbergen finished with two runs, one RBI and two steals and Norrish scored one run and stole three bases.
Conner Maston walked twice, was hit by a pitch, scored two runs and finished with five steals, Rea was hit by one pitch, scored two runs, had one RBI and stole three bases and Noun Harder was hit by two pitches and scored two runs.
Richards finished with one run and one RBI, C.J. Nikkel scored one run and stole two bases, Van Wyk drove in one run and Utech, Alberts and Carson Maston each walked once. Philby scored one run as a pinch runner.
Sieck earned the win on the mound after allowing two runs — one earned — on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
Conner Maston tossed the sixth inning and surrendered one earned run on two hits with two strikeouts and one hit batter.
North Mahaska (5-2, 3-1) scored twice in the first but lost despite out-hitting the Hawks 8-3.
Lynnville-Sully 10, Montezuma 0, six innings
SULLY — Conner Maston pitched a no-hitter and struck out a career-high 14 batters during the Hawks’ 10-0 home win over Montezuma in SICL play on May 23.
The Hawks scored one run in the first, fourth and sixth innings, plated five in the third and added two in the fifth.
Conner Maston was brilliant on the mound for the Hawks. He surrendered just one walk and one hit batter in his six innings. At the plate, he had one walk, one hit by pitch, two RBIs and three steals.
The Hawks scored 10 runs on five hits, five walks and three hit by pitches.
Noun Harder led the offense with two hits, two runs and two steals. The other hits came from Rea, Richards and Van Wyk.
Rea added one run, one hit by pitch and three steals, Richards chipped in one run, one RBI, one walk and one steal and Van Wyk finished with one run, one RBI and one steal.
Alberts scored one run, was hit by a pitch, drove in two runs and stole three bases. Montgomery tallied one walk and one RBI, Nikkel scored two runs and stole three bases, Norrish had one RBI and Philby and Utech each scored one run.
Montezuma (0-5, 0-5) was plagued by nine errors.
Lynnville-Sully 5, Collins-Maxwell 2
COLLINS — Lynnville-Sully needed extra innings to down host Collins-Maxwell during the team’s season opener on May 20.
The Hawks led 2-1 after five innings but needed a three-run eighth to down the Spartans. L-S won the game with eight hits but also committed three errors.
Carson Maston and Utech each finished with two hits, while Rea, Norrish, Richards and Van Wyk all had one hit apiece.
Carson Maston had one RBI and one walk, Van Wyk doubled, had one walk and drove in two runs and Montgomery walked twice, scored one run and was hit by one pitch.
Rea chipped in one run and one steal, Norrish scored one run and walked once and Richards doubled, had one RBI and stole one base.
Alberts drove in one run and Gosselink and Philby each scored one run as courtesy runners. The Hawks had five hits, eight walks and two hit by pitches in the win.
Sieck pitched the final 5 1/3 innings and earned the win after allowing no earned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts, four walks and two hit batters.
Montgomery pitched the first 2 2/3 innings and surrendered no runs on no hits with one strikeout and four walks.
Collins-Maxwell (2-6) tied the game at 2-all with a run in the sixth. The Spartans had five hits and committed one error.
EBF 13, Lynnville-Sully 8
EDDYVILLE — The Hawks and Rockets combined for 27 hits but three errors plagued the visitors as Lynnville-Sully lost to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 13-8 on May 24.
EBF led 2-0 after one. L-S plated five in the third to take the lead, but the Rockets went back in front with a six-run bottom of the third. The Hawks tied the game with a three-run fourth, but the home team scored four in the bottom half to take the lead back for good.
The Hawks registered 13 hits total. Richards led the offense with three hits, including one double and one triple, two runs, four RBIs and one steal.
Montgomery, Conner Maston, Norrish and Alberts all had two hits. Maston scored two runs, had one RBI and stole one base, Norrish added one RBI and one walk and Alberts scored one run.
Rea finished with one hit, one run, one RBI and one steal, Nikkel scored one run and stole two bases and Noun Harder was hit by a pitch and stole one base.
Utech walked once, Dunsbergen was hit by a pitch and Van Wyk had one run and one hit.
Montgomery was one of three Hawk pitchers in the game. He took the loss after allowing eight runs — four earned — on five hits, three walks and one hit batter in two innings.
Carson Maston pitched 2 2/3 innings and surrendered one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
Rea pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed four earned runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk.