JEWELL - Defending Class 2A state runner-up North Polk smacked seven hits and Comet pitchers Grant Lang and Austen Hillebo combined for 13 strikeouts in a 7-1 victory over Heart of Iowa Conference rival South Hamilton last night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex.
NORTH POLK 7, SOUTH HAMILTON 1
Tuesday at Jewell
North Polk132 100 0-7 7 0
South Hamilton010 000 0-1 3 1
Grant Lang, Austen Hillebo (5) and Grant Schiltz. Lane Heinlein, Josh Doering (7) and Lucas Olson. W-Lang; L-Heinlein. 2B-SH: Olson.