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Seems North Mahaska and Belle Plaine held off the fireworks until the seventh inning Friday night. Neither team scored until the final inning with North Mahaska scoring three times in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Bella Plaine Plainsmen 3-2 in South Iowa Cedar League play.

Senior Rhett Parrott and junior Ty Alcott scored for BP in the top of the seventh forcing some serious work by the Warhawks. North Mahaska, who has had a tough time scoring at key times this season, answered the bell.

Sophomore catcher Ryan Groom had a single and scored a run. Senior shortstop Nate Sampson singled to bring in another run and senior right fielder Carson Doak scored to boost the Warhawk record to 6-7.

Neither team had an extra base hit and Belle Plaine was held to a single by Wade Sankot.

Jack Kelderman went as far as he could on pitch count allowing a run on one hit, three walks, four hit batsmen and six strikeouts. Jaxon Vander Veer earned the win allowing a run with two walks and a strikeout.

Groom, Hunter Wernli and Sampson each hit singles. Dane Van Mersbergen recorded two singles for North Mahaska.

North Mahaska travels to English Valleys Monday, hosts Sigourney on Wednesday and goes to Montezuma Friday. All games are slated for 5:30 p.m.