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No. 9 L-S softball team wins five of past six games (Hometown Press article)

posted Jun 13, 2017, 10:55 AM by Shane Ehresman   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 8:33 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully ]

No. 9 L-S softball team wins five of past six games

In another busy week of softball, the Lynnville-Sully girls picked up a hard-earned win against Newton on Tuesday, June 6. The girls toughed out a difficult game with a final score of 8-7 after going into an extra inning.

L-S had a heavy lead after the first inning when they held Newton to no runs and scored five of their own. The Cardinals answered back in the third when they brought four across home plate. Both teams stuck in there, not giving anything up for two innings straight.

Newton scored three runs in the sixth, which gave them the lead, 7-5. In the bottom of the seventh, L-S squeezed in two runs, moving the game into the eighth inning. The Hawks were able to secure their defense, not giving up any runs, and brought one home, which ended the game.

The Hawks cranked out a total of 10 hits and were aggressive on base, stealing 10 bases.

Sophomore Carson Fisk pitched 2-2/3 innings, and freshman Mallory Loftus pitched the remaining 5-1/3. Loftus struck two out. Together, the two gave up 13 hits.

The L-S JV girls were also victorious against Newton, cranking out eight runs in the first inning on their way to a 16-2 win. Freshman Ashton Thompson and eighth-grader Korinne Jansen each scored three times for L-S.


It was another close game for the Hawks the following day. This time they took the 7-6 win in seven innings.

Once again, L-S came out of the gates with determination, leading the Savages 4-2 at the end of the first. Sigourney came close, but was never able to pull ahead of the Hawks, scoring one in the third as well as the fourth. The Hawks answered back, scoring two in the bottom of the fourth. The Savages had it tied up 6-6 going into the seventh. L-S held Sigourney and was able to bring sophomore Shiloh Cunningham around the bases to score, ending the game 7-6. The Hawks totaled 16 hits.

Jansen went 3-3 at bat and stole three bases. Loftus and Cunningham both went 3-4 and each had a double.

Fisk pitched 3-1/3 innings and Loftus was on the mound for 3-2/3 innings. Loftus had two strikeouts, and together the two pitchers gave up 10 runs.

The JV team pulled off an 11-6 win over Sigourney in four innings.


Junior McKinley Conover sends the ball flying in the Saturday tournament at home.

The Hawks traveled to Keota on Friday, June 9, and came home early, ending the game in three innings with an impressive score of 22-0.

L-S played a solid game both offensively and defensively, not giving Keota any runs and only allowing one hit. The Hawks scored 12 in the first inning, nine in the second, and one in the third. As a team, they had 15 hits, hammering out six doubles, and stole eight bases. They walked eight times. Senior Brenna Lanser had three hits, including two doubles, and tallied up four RBIs. Other doubles were hit by Fisk, Loftus, junior McKinley Conover, and Jansen.

Fisk pitched all three innings and had two strikeouts.


Sophomore Carson Fisk slides into second and is called safe in Monday’s game against Iowa Valley. The Hawks won 13-1, and Fisk had two hits, three stolen bases, and three runs scored.

On Saturday, June 10, the Hawks hosted their home tournament and split the day, winning one and losing one.

L-S faced Albia first thing in the morning and suffered a 12-1 loss. The Hawks held on for three innings, with the score 1-1 going into the fourth. The Hawk defense could not keep up with the Lady Dees’ 18 hits. The Hawks ended the game with five hits.

Loftus started and finished the game, with Fisk coming in for innings in between.

The Hawks shook off this loss and were able to come away from their game against East Marshall with a 7-6 win.

The L-S girls came out strong, scoring all of their seven runs in the first inning while holding the Mustangs to two. The Hawks were not able to bring in any more runs, but were able to fend off East Marshall just enough, giving them two runs in the third and two runs in the fourth.

Conover went 2-2 and had two RBIs. The Hawks pounded out seven hits, two of them being doubles, and stole five bases.

Fisk pitched the first two-thirds of an inning, and Loftus was credited with the win, pitching the middle three innings. Loftus gave up three hits and had one strikeout. Eighth-grader Caitlin Alberts closed the game for the Hawks, only giving the Mustangs one hit and striking one out.

Iowa Valley

The Hawks started a new week by taking down the Iowa Valley Tigers early, ending the game in four innings, 13-1.

Iowa Valley scored their first and only run in the first inning. From that point on, the Hawks were in complete control, scoring three runs in the first and second, four in the third, and three in the fourth.

Lanser went 2-3, hitting one of the Hawks’ four doubles that night. Lanser also had a triple, four RBIs, and one stolen base. The Hawks combined for 15 hits and nine stolen bases.

Freshman Mallory Loftus pitched all four innings, making Iowa Valley work for their three hits and one run. Loftus threw one strikeout, and the Hawks had no errors.

L-S (11-4) was set to face undefeated West Marshall on Tuesday, June 13. The next day, they were going to travel to English Valley, and on Friday, the Hawks are back at home against Tri-County.