GRUNDY CENTER - The South Hamilton baseball team had a rough opener, but rebounded to win its second game to place third at yesterday's Grundy Center Memorial Day Tournament.
Iowa Falls-Alden scored in five of its six at bats to thump the Hawks, 11-1 in 6 innings, in the opening round. South Hamilton (3-1) turned the tables on Grundy Center, 10-1, in the consolation game.
Cadets' pitcher Branden Qualley limited the Hawks to just one hit - a double off the bat of Justin Shepherd - in a complete-game win. Devin Howard took the loss on the mound.
South Hamilton shelled Grundy Center hurlers Tyler Harken and Clay Geiter for eight hits. Chris Jacobson went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs and stolen bases, while Trevor Ullestad drove in two runs with a single. Shepherd had another double, and Jordan Sogard was 1 for 3 with three RBIs.
Ullestad was the winning pitcher. He went 5 innings.
South Hamilton010 000- 1 1 2
Iowa Falls-Alden205 121-11 11 2
Devin Howard, Adam Carey (5) and Lucas Olson. Branden Qualley and Josh Hoover. W-Qualley. L-Howard. 2B-SH: Justin Shepherd.
Grundy Center010 000 0- 1 7 2
South Hamilton025 021 0-10 8 0
Tyler Harken, Clay Geiter (6) and Elliott Eggleston. Trevor Ullestad, Josh Doering (6) and Lucas Olson. W-Ullestad. L-Harken. 2B-SH: Justin Shepherd. RBI-SH: Chris Jacobson (2), Ullestad (2), Jordan Sogard.