LYTTON - The bats came alive early on and they never nodded off for the Webster City baseball team here last night, as the Lynx won for the second time in as many nights.
A 3-for-4 night, complete with a double and five runs batted in, by Doug Stoakes at the plate set the tone for Webster City, which battered five South Central Calhoun pitchers for 10 hits in a 17-5, 5-inning rout.
The Lynx completed the season sweep of the home-and-home series. They blistered the Titans 10-1 in Webster City on May 22.
"We hit the ball hard again and we put it in play," WCHS head coach Seth McGrane said. "We didn't strike out a lot, so that was good to see."
WCHS (5-12) piled up seven runs in the second inning, and after South Central Calhoun (6-12) answered with four in the last half of the second, the Lynx turned it on again for six more in the third. They finished off the run-rule shortened contest with four runs in the fifth.
Stoakes lined an RBI base hit in the second inning, and one frame later he stepped into the box with the bases loaded and uncorked a bases-clearing double into the gap.
Webster City076 04-17 10 0
South Central Calhoun040 01- 5 7 4
Trey Tesdahl and Doug Stoakes, John Ferrell (5). Jace Neubaum, Cyle King (2), Brett Snyder (3), Pauke (5), and Kirby Vogel. W-Tesdahl. L-Neubaum. 2B-WC: Stoakes. RBI-WC: Stoakes (5), Tesdahl (2), Alex Oswald (2), Caleb Crouthamel.
Jonny Davis and Dylan Fielder both went 2-for-3 at the dish. Trey Tesdahl was 1-for-2 with two RBIs, and the Mossman boys - Sam and Ben - both added a single. Alex Oswald drove in two runs.
Tesdahl, a sophomore right-hander, went the distance on the mound to collect the win. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out seven.
WCHS will travel to Humboldt today for a North Central Conference game at 7:30 p.m. McGrane hopes his squad can continue to build confidence as it enters the final month of the season.
"The kids continue to work hard in practice, so it's nice to see them get rewarded," he said. "We hope to keep things going in that direction.