Lynx clinch share of NCC baseball crown

DFJ photo by Troy Banning: Keegan Hisler has 15 RBI this season for Webster City as just a sophomore.

WEBSTER CITY — The Webster City baseball team clinched at least a share of their fourth consecutive North Central Conference title here Monday night.

Behind a patient performance at the plate and on the mound, the Lynx downed Clarion-Goldfield/Dows, 19-5 in five innings.

“It wasn’t our best game, but the boys did what they needed to do to put themselves in a position to have success at the end,” WCHS head coach Adison Kehoe said. “Zach Dyvig pitched well, as he has all year, and our boys did a fantastic job of getting into hitter’s counts and not chasing or making the zone bigger.”

CJ Hisler stole home as part of a three-run second to put the Lynx ahead, 7-1. He also had an RBI-hit in the fourth.

Devon Stoakes was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Ty McKinney had a three-RBI double, scored four times and was walked three times.

CJ Hisler scored three times, including a steal of home, and also drove in another run, while Dyvig helped his own cause with an RBI-triple, driving in a second round.

Everyone who came to the plate for the Lynx reached base at least one.

Dyvig struck out five over five innings of work on the mound, allowing just four hits.

The win over the Cowboys evened the season series between the two after Clarion-Goldfield/Dows won the first meeting, 9-0. That loss for Webster City snapped a 10-game win streak in the series.

Overall, the Lynx are now 17-8 in the last 25 matchups between the two NCC foes.

“It’s easy this time of year to look ahead with districts around the corner, but they did a good job of taking it inning by inning,” Kehoe said. “We still have a lot to work on, but all in all, we did a lot of things correctly.”

Webster City brought a three-game win streak into a Tuesday night non-conference contest with Nevada. The Lynx close out the NCC slate Wednesday at St. Edmond and Friday back here vs. Iowa Falls-Alden.

A win over St. Edmond or another loss by Hampton-Dumont/CAL will secure the NCC championship outright for Webster City.


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