Lynnville-Sully’s baseball team reached the substate championship game for the first time in a long while this summer. The Hawks also won the South Iowa Cedar League championship with an undefeated conference record.
The two players most responsible for the Hawks’ success earned all-state recognition in Class 1A recently.
Sophomore Corder Noun Harder was a second-team pick as a catcher and junior Conner Maston earned his all-state third-team honor as a pitcher.
Noun Harder was the best hitter for the Hawks. He batted .514, ranked tied for 12th in 1A with an on-base percentage of .641 and his slugging percentage was .878, which ranked ninth.
Noun Harder scored 44 runs, ranked tied for fifth with 42 steals and finished with six doubles, three triples, five homers, 26 RBIs, 15 walks, 13 hit by pitches and 65 total bases. His fielding percentage was .987.
Noun Harder’s five homers ranked tied for 10th in 1A and his three strikeouts tied for ninth.
Maston’s selection included an 8-0 record on the mound with an earned run average of 2.16. He ranked seventh in 1A with 96 strikeouts, walked 27 and hit five in 48 2/3 innings. The eight wins for Maston ranked 10th in the class and he also notched two saves.
Maston started eight games and pitched in 11. Opponents batted just .99 against him and his WHIP was .97. Maston’s fielding percentage was .959.