It’s the eve of Class 3A District baseball playoffs while South Hamilton prepares for a championship game with a familiar foe.
It was a slow day in local sports Wednesday with no local teams in action but the South Hamilton Hawks and Webster City Lynx baseball teams both prepared for big playoff games coming up in the next couple days.
Webster City Lynx
First, it will be the Webster City Lynx hosting the Perry BlueJays in the 1st round of the Class 3a District 3 playoffs. After taking their 1st set of back to back losses at the beginning of last week, the Lynx appear to be back in the winning groove gaining solid victories early this week against Algona and Boone. Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Boone comes against a team that Webster City could match up with in the substate final game if both teams win their win their respective districts. Lynx senior catcher Jordan Tanner explained that it was definitely a confidence booster to get a tight win against a solid ballclub.
On Friday, the Lynx will meet up with a Perry BlueJays team that, like Boone, comes out of the tough Raccoon River Conference. Perry closed out their season Wednesday with a 17-11 victory over Winterset to finish their season with a 9 and 11 overall record. Webster City and Perry baseball will meet up at 7PM from Webster City High School following the opening game between Humboldt and Clear Lake at 5.
Here’s some more clips from Wednesday’s Rundown where I spoke with Jordan Tanner about the Lynx big 1-0 victory over Boone.
Tanner on the development of Lynx current ERA leader, Senior Cam Moen:
JT on what was going through his mind when he came to the plate in the 2nd inning and launched the 1st pitch of his at-bat over the left-centerfield fence to give the Lynx a 1-0 lead which would end up being the game-winner:
South Hamilton Hawks:
The South Hamilton Hawks got the job done Tuesday with a 4-3 victory over the Roland-Story Norsemen to move on to the District 13 championship in class 2A and as a result the Hawks will get to meet a familiar foe. The Hawks have set themselves up with a date with the Aplington-Parkersburg Cardinals set for 7PM Saturday night in Story City. If the Hawks-Cardinals matchup sounds familiar it’s not just because both teams have feathered mascots, South Hamilton and Aplington-Parkersburg met up in the state tournament quarterfinals in basketball this past March 1st with the Cardinals knocking off the Hawks at Wells-Fargo Arena. Saturday the 10 and 13 Hawks will look to exact revenge against a tough 21 and 7 Aplington-Parkersburg squad that took 2nd in the North Iowa Cedar Conference’s Eastern Division. The Hawks and Cardinals will meet at Roland-Story High School Saturday.
Iowa Hawkeye Basketball:
There is a new commitment to defense as the Iowa basketball team conducts summer workouts. The Hawkeyes had their string of seven straight post season appearances snapped with a 14-19 record, a season in which they finished last in the Big Ten in scoring defense and next to last in field goal percentage defense. Junior forward Tyler Cook.
Iowa has always played fast under Fran McCaffery and that won’t change. Even last season the Hawks finished third in the Big Ten in scoring. Junior guard Jordan Bohannon.
With no summer league to play in the Hawkeyes have concentrated on individual work this summer. The PrimeTime League ended its 31year run. Senior forward Nicholas Baer.