SH SOFTBALL, BASEBALL BRIEFS

HEGLAND HITS HR, SH SOFTBALL WINS: Clutch hitting from Carly Swenson and the first round tripper of Alyssa Hegland’s varsity career carried the South Hamilton softball team to a second consecutive victory Friday night in Nevada.

Swenson broke up a scoreless contest with a two-run base hit to left-center in the third inning – part of a four-run frame – and the Hawks stormed by Heart of Iowa Conference rival Nevada, 6-0.

Hegland provided the icing with a lead-off solo shot in the fifth inning. South Hamilton finished with nine hits and committed just one error.

Mackenzie Busch added two base knocks for the Hawks. Tiffany Jacobson ripped an RBI double; Ella Jans had a hit and RBI, and Kayla Carlson contributed a single.

Brittany Nicholson collected one RBI and the pitching victory. She gave up five hits and three walks while striking out eight.

HAWK BASEBALL RUNS OUT OF GAS: Playing for a fourth time in as many nights on Friday, the South Hamilton baseball team had little left in the tank to fend off Nevada.

The Cubs scored twice in the first inning and then broke the game open with seven more runs in the fourth and fifth innings in a 10-2 victory over the Hawks at Bill Sunday Field in Nevada.

South Hamilton was limited to four hits. Devin Howard smoked a double, Justin Shepherd smacked two singles and Lane Heinlein added a single and RBI. John Hegland also drove in a run.

Lucas Olson got the start on the hill for the Hawks and took the loss. Josh Doering and JD Rader also got time on the hill.