Jun. 15—MARENGO — The Class 1A No. 5 Hawks had little trouble staying unbeaten in the South Iowa Cedar League on Monday.
Lynnville-Sully's softball team scored first, plated 12 runs in the second inning and ended things early against the Tigers on the road, winning 15-0 in three innings.
The Hawks (12-4) cranked out 14 hits and did not commit an error. They improved to 8-0 in the SICL and have won six straight games.
Ten of the 15 hits came from Reagan McFarland, Denali Conover, Laci Keen, Cayler Noun Harder and Lily Zylstra, who all had two hits.
McFarland added two runs, two steals and one RBI, Conover finished with three RBIs and Zylstra chipped in two runs, one RBI and one stolen base. One of Zylstra's hits was a triple.
Noun Harder's two hits were both doubles, she stole one base and had one RBI and Keen also had one RBI.
The other four hits came from Abby Squires, Elizabeth Squires, Caitlin Alberts and Aliya James. Squires hit her first career homer and tallied three RBIs and Alberts' hit was a triple.
Alberts totaled two runs, one RBI, one walk and one steal and James scored once and drove in a pair of runs.
Megan Van Zante had one run, one RBI and one walk, Greenlee Smock scored two runs and stole three bases and Jakiera Hay and Elise Alberts both scored a run as pinch runners.
Conover and James combined to throw a three-inning no hitter in the circle.
Conover started and got the win, striking out three, walking one and hitting one in two innings. James spun a perfect third inning.
The Tigers (4-11 overall, 2-6 in conference play) were 0-for-7 at the plate.
Lynnville-Sully 3, Iowa Valley 2
The Hawks baseball team stayed in the hunt for the SICL championship following a 3-2 road win over Iowa Valley on Monday.
L-S scored three times before Iowa Valley got on the board, but the Hawks (9-4 overall, 7-1 in the conference) held on for the win after holding the Tigers scoreless in the final two frames. L-S has won four straight games.
Corder Noun Harder led the Hawks with two hits, two runs and two steals. One of his hits was a double.
Conner Maston, Caleb Rea and Davis Utech had the other hits, Maston stole one base and Carter Dunsbergen had one steal and scored one run.
Lucas Sieck (3-0) was the winning pitcher. He allowed two runs — none earned — on five hits with seven strikeouts and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.
Lannon Montgomery tallied the first save of his career after shutting down the Tigers and striking out two in the final 1 2/3 innings.
Both teams had five hits, L-S committed four errors and Iowa Valley (2-7, 2-5) had three miscues in the field.