JEWELL - Saydel stopped South Hamilton's win streak at five games, 6-4, in a Heart of Iowa Conference baseball contest here last night.
Hawks' head coach Bret Bell could accept the outcome though.
"We lost, but I was happy with it," he said. "We played them last week and gave up 14 runs, so to come in and only give up six ... that says a lot about the last week and how much improvement we've made."
Devin Howard, Lane Heinlein, Hunter Griffin, Lucas Olson, John Hegland and Landon Quam all had hits for the Hawks (9-10, 4-9 HOIC). Justin Shepherd plated two runs.
Saydel (13-6, 9-2 HOIC) notched six hits off Heinlein, who took the loss.
SAYDEL 6, SOUTH HAMILTON 4
Tuesday at Jewell
Saydel003 030 0-6 6 3
South Hamilton200 020 0-4 6 1
Brandon Hodges, Michael Miller (6) and Amos Wright. Lane Heinlein and Lucas Olson. W-Hodges. L-Heinlein. S-Miller. RBI-SH: Justin Shepherd (2), John Hegland.