Softballs were flying all over the diamond at North Mahaska Wednesday night as the Warhawks hosted Lynnville-Sully in a South Iowa Cedar League contest. Each team pounded out 14 hits and scored 22 runs before the visiting Hawks defeated NM 12-10.
North Mahaska scored multiple runs in three different innings while L-S had two multi-run frames. The Hawks opened the top of the fourth inning scoring eight runs on five hits and four errors.
North Mahaska trimmed the lead in the bottom of the inning with three of their own, two of them on a Zoe Deucore homerun.
L-S put up three more in the fifth and their final in the sixth. With two out in the bottom of the sixth Kayla Readshaw singled for North Mahaska. Caitlyn Sanders reached on an error and Madeline Doonan singled. Before the Hawks recorded the third out North Mahaska had cut the lead to 12-6.
North Mahaska pitcher Morgan Hudson retired the first two Hawks she faced in the top of the seventh. After a double Hudson got a ground ball to first and Readshaw sent the game to the bottom of the seventh.
Regan Grewe opened the Warhawk half of the inning with a double. Deucore walked and Hudson clubbed a double to score Grewe. With one out Sanders drove a shot down the leftfield line for a homerun to score three runs. Doonan singled but could not advance.
Hudson took the loss from the circle allowing 12 runs, four earned, on 14 hits and four strikeouts.
Sanders hit two singles and a homerun with four RBIs to lead North Mahaska. Grewe hit two doubles and a single, Hudson hit a single and double and Doonan rapped a pair of singles with an RBI.
Abby Squires led Lynnville-Sully with two singles and a double to drive in two runs. Greenlee Smock, Reagan McFarland, Lily Zylstra and Jakiera Hay each recorded two hits.
Aliya James pitched a total of 6 2/3 innings allowing six runs, five earned on five hits and two strikeouts. Alexy Conover tossed 2/3 innings yielding four runs on three hits with a strikeout.