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Hawks hold practice after ‘flat’ performance

June 18, 2013
The Daily Freeman Journal

JEWELL - The South Hamilton baseball team had just finished a Heart of Iowa Conference game with Nevada last night at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex when head coach Bret Bell called an immediate practice.

Ninety minutes later the players were finally allowed to vacate the premises.

That should tell you all you need to know about Bell's mood following the contest.

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DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
South Hamilton first baseman John Hegland is forced to stetch across the base to snare a throw from across the infield against Nevada during a Heart of Iowa Conference contest at the Mike Penning Athletic Complex last night in Jewell. The Cubs won in 5 innings, 11-0.

"Attitude, effort, hustle, confidence, all that stuff we can control we just lacked," Bell said following an 11-0, 5-inning loss to the Cubs. "We were just a completely different team than the one that ended last week."

Nevada (6-6, 4-2 HOIC) completed the two-game season sweep of South Hamilton by scoring five runs in the third inning, five more in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Hawks' starting pitcher Lane Heinlein took the loss. He went four innings on the hill, allowing eight hits and five earned runs. He stuck out two, but walked five.

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Monday at Jewell

Nevada005 51-11 9 1

South Hamilton000 00- 0 3 3

Chase Stout and Chad Jamison. Lane Heinlein, Josh Doering (5) and Lucas Olson. W-Stout. L-Heinlein. 2B-SH: Heinlein.

Josh Doering came on in mop-up duty in the fifth frame.

South Hamilton (4-8, 1-7 HOIC) didn't have much luck against Nevada hurler Chase Stout, who twirled a three-hit complete game. JD Rader went 2-for-2 for the Hawks; Heinlein was 1-for-1 with a double.

The Hawks hope the impromptu practice will pay dividends on Wednesday when it travels to the north side of Des Moines to take on Saydel.

"We'll be a completely different team on Wednesday," Bell said.



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