Oskaloosa.com

July 4, 2013

NM girls sweep BGM

By R.D. KEEP
Herald correspondent

BROOKLYN —

North Mahaska rapped out 26 hits en route to a doubleheader sweep of BGM Friday. 
The Warhawks won game one 12-0 and the second 13-5. The wins keep North Mahaska in third place as the season winds down. 
In game one, the Warhawks scored 12 runs on 12 hits. Sarah Bowen hit a home run to drive in three runs. Carissa McBirnie and Hayley LaRue each hit doubles. LaRue added a single and collected four RBI.
LaRue had a strong outing from the circle allowing just two hits. She fanned four batters.
North Mahaska pounded out 14 hits in game two. Bowen and Jaylin DeJong each hit doubles and drove in three runs apiece.
Nicole Brand picked up the pitching win. She gave up eighth hits and five runs, two earned. She struck out six.
It took extra innings before North Mahaska was able edge Belle Plaine in a road South Iowa Cedar League contest Wednesday. 
Despite not playing well, the Warhawks tallied at least one run in every inning but two.
North Mahaska scored two runs in the opening inning only to see Belle Plaine bounce back with four to take the lead. Each team matched the other in the second. The Plainsmen grabbed a 7-4 lead in the bottom of the fourth, but was never able to reach home again.
“Belle Plaine played very well and hit the ball hard,” said North Mahaska coach Chris Sampson. “We did not. We were not ready to play. However, we battled back and found a way to win the game.”
North Mahaska made the best of opportunities to secure the victory. Carissa McBirnie stroked two singles and a homerun to drive in three runs to lead the Warhawks. Caprice Dye, Carly Ehret and Michaela Heys added two singles. Dye and Ehret earned RBI.
North Mahaska 12, BGM 0
NM     000     543    —     12     12
BGM     000     000     —     0     2
North Mahaska pitching — Hayley LaRue (W, 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 K). 
2B — Carissa McBirnie, Hayley LaRue. HR – Sarah Bowen. 
Hits — Bowen 2-for-3, Jaylin DeJong 1-for-4, Michaela Heys 1-for-4, McBirnie 1-for-4, LaRue 2-for-4, Paige Hoffer 1-for-3, Caprice Dye 2-for-3, Carly Ehret 2-for-3. RBI — LaRue 4, Bowen 3, DeJong 2, McBirnie 2, Heys 1. 
North Mahaska 13, BGM 5
North Mahaska pitching — Nicole Brand (W, 7 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 6 K). 
2B — Bowen, Heys.
Hits — Bowen 2-for-4, DeJong 2-for-5, Heys 2-for-5, McBirnie 1-for-2, LaRue 2-for-2, Julia Groenenboom 1-for-4, Katie Koehler 1-for-3, Ehret 3-for-4. RBI — Bowen 3, DeJong 3. 
North Mahaska 9, Belle Plaine 7 8 innings
NM     211     012     02     —     9     13
BP     410     200     00     —     7     8
North Mahaska pitching — LaRue (W, 8 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 4 BB, 5K). 
HR — McBirnie.
Hits — McBirnie 3-for-5, Dye 2-for-4, Ehret 2-for-4, Heys 2-for-4, Koehler 1-for-1. RBI —McBirnie 3, Dye, Ehret.