Nighthawks Shut-Out Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Date posted - July 10, 2015

nighthawk logoBoyden, Iowa — The Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks would play small ball in the first inning for a quick score, and never looked back while CJ Van Der Zwaag shut out the Warriors of Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6-0 at Centennial Park Friday night.

Cassie Van Beek started the bottom of the first inning with a lead off bunt. Van Beek would steal 2nd, advance to 3rd on┬áKaitlyn Kerr’s sacrifice bunt, and ultimately come into score on the Courtney Schafer sacrifice bunt. In the 2nd inning Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley would add 4 more runs. Kaitlyn Van Der Zwaag would double down the 3rd base line, Taylor Richter would bunt, reach first base after a Warrior error, while aggressive running by pinch-runner Emily De Ruyter came in to score from 2nd. Four batters later with 2 runners on, Cassie Van Beek would lift one deep to left for the 3-run homer making it 5-0 after 2. The Nighthawks would add one more run in the 5th inning and go on to win 6-0 over Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s Terri Deitloff would take the loss in 6 innings of work, giving up 8 hits, walking 2, with 2 strikeouts and earning 3 runs.

Nighthawk pitcher CJ Van Der Zwaag would get the win with the complete game shut-out, giving up just 3 hits in the contest.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley improves to 30-3 on the season and will play Spirit Lake Monday night in the Region Final in Sheldon. Spirit Lake advanced with a 6-2 win over Cherokee in the upper bracket semi final.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton ends the season at 22-15.

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