DIAMOND BRIEFS

HAWK SOFTBALL GETS BY COLFAX-MINGO: The Lucas twins – Kayla and Kali – combined to go 6-for-6 at the dish, and South Hamilton powered out nine hits in a 3-1 Heart of Iowa Conference victory over Colfax-Mingo last night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex in Jewell.

Kali Lucas lashed two singles and a double, while her sibling had three singles, including an RBI base knock in the sixth inning to give the Hawks (9-12, 8-5 HOIC) an insurance run.

“Confidence-wise we’re in a good place right now,” South Hamilton head coach Laura Read said.

South Hamilton avenged an 11-4 loss to the Tigerhawks (13-9, 8-5 HOIC) back on June 4 in Colfax.

Carly Swenson added two singles and Ady Wintermote had one.

Wintermote did the job in the pitcher’s circle. The freshman right-hander allowed just six hits and struck out three.

“Ady continues to get stronger as the season goes on and she gets stronger throughout the game,” Read said.

South Hamilton will travel to Jefferson to take on Greene County on Friday. On Saturday, Read and her players will host the Hawk Invitational.

BASEBALL SCORES: The Northeast Hamilton and South Hamilton baseball teams both dropped conference contests last night.

South Hamilton lost to Colfax-Mingo, 6-5 in eight innings. Northeast Hamilton was taken down by seventh-ranked (Class 1A) Don Bosco, 14-0.

LYNX JV SOFTBALL: The Webster City junior varsity softball team stood at 6-6-1 overall and 6-3-1 in the North Central Conference entering last night’s game against Algona Bishop Garrigan.

WCHS recently picked up wins over Clear Lake (15-4) and Clarion-Goldfield (14-8). Erin Bahrenfuss was the winning pitcher in both games; she collected six strikeouts. Leah Meyer ripped a double, and Haley Flaws and Courtney Lampman both had a single and RBI against the Lions. Kali Dawson laced a single, double and drove in three runs against the Cowgirls. Lampman cracked a two-run double.

WCHS dropped contests to St. Edmond (6-2), Iowa Falls-Alden (11-8), Carlisle (4-2) and Boone (12-0).

Dawson produced two hits against the Gaels. Chelsey Wagoner had a pair of base knocks against the Cadets, and Gabbi Hoversten drove in a run against the Wildcats.

LYNX JV BASEBALL: Algona picked up an 8-3 win over Webster City in a junior varsity baseball game last week.

WCHS (7-4-1) scored all of its runs in the third inning. Cole Zahn went 3-for-4 at the dish; Cameron Gordon, Jordan Myers and Alec Fuhs all singled.

Drew Fielder took the loss on the mound.

LYNX 7th GRADE SOFTBALL: The Webster City seventh-grade softball team dropped a doubleheader to Algona Bishop Garrigan, 6-1 and 9-0, last week.

Kiersten Carlson blistered two hits and Madi Schwering had one in the Game 1 loss. The Lynx recorded no hits in the finale.

Atlanta Hopp and Cheyenne Johnson combined to give up 15 hits inside the pitcher’s circle in the two-game set.

The Lynx then split with St. Edmond – they lost Game 1, 8-6, and then rebounded to win Game 2, 9-7 – on Monday, and swept a doubleheader from Eagle Grove, 13-2 and 12-11, on Tuesday.

Kamry Dawson and Maddie Dyvig both had two hits in the win over the Gaels. Carlson was the winning pitcher; she struck out four.

Dyvig roped a double, one of her two hits, and Hopp collected three singles in the Game 1 rout of the Eagles. Zoey Woodle cranked a single and triple, Natalie Asklund had three singles, and Cara Klein and MJ Atchison had two hits each in the Game 2 win.

Hopp and Dyvig picked up the pitching wins against Eagle Grove to help the Lynx improve to 13-7 overall.