South Hamilton knocks off ranked Roland-Story

DFJ photo by Angela Hewitt: Ashlyn Erickson connects for a South Hamilton base hit on Monday night against Roland-Story.

ROLAND — The South Hamilton softball squad scored a big 8-6 come-from-behind win over No. 14 (Class 3A) Roland-Story in the first game of a Heart of Iowa Conference twinbill here on Monday.

After falling behind 5-1 early, the Hawks (9-14 overall, 4-9 in the league) began to mount a comeback against the Norsemen (18-8, 9-4).

Singles by Tann Thompson and Anna Lammers were followed by an RBI double by Mackenzy Grady. A pair of RBI groundouts trimmed the deficit further.

Ashlyn Erickson, Kena Galetich and Caleigh Hewitt singled to open the fourth inning, with Lammers then delivering a two-run single to knot the score at 6.

In the sixth with two outs, Lammers singled and Grady brought her home with a run-scoring double. Teammate Kendra Hoversten then plated Grady with an RBI single.

Lammers (three RBI), Hoversten (two) and Zoey Duns (two) all had multiple runs driven in. Lammers was 4-for-4 with three runs scored.

Roland-Story took the nightcap, 7-3. Lammers had two hits for South Hamilton.

Lammers, Grady and Hewitt doubled, while Kate Barkema tripled. Lammers, Barkema and Grady had the RBI.


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