2013_softball_stateThe Lynnville-Sully softball team capped off the 2013 season with a thrilling seventh-inning rally for a 4-3 win over Remsen-St. Mary’s on Wednesday, July 24, at the state tournament held in Fort Dodge. After a heartbreaking first-round loss on July 22, 6-5 to Don Bosco, the Hawks dominated the consolation bracket, beating the Janesville Wildcats 8-0 July 24 and then taking on St. Mary’s the same day. The Hawks went 2-1 at state, claiming fifth place, the highest an L-S softball team has ever finished. The team finished with an overall record of 38-6 and were ranked as high as sixth in Class 1A. The Hawks have no graduating seniors on the team, making the future of Hawk softball very bright. Above, the team with its fifth-place state tournament trophy is from left: Front row, Riley Rockwell, Kasiah Ehresman, Brenna Lanser, Madison Rasmusson, Haley Hood, Haley James, Kristal Beyer; back row, Coach Stacey Alberts, Coach Scott Alberts, Jade Van Rees, Shaylin Lukehart, Lysandra James, Rachel Van Wyk, Shelby Davis, Bayli Van Maanen, Becca Vos, and Coach Caitlin Cross.