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Big bats help end baseball team's 8-game skid

Hawks hit 4 home runs in wins over WB-M, H-LP

Unable to score many runs for most of the month of June, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team had its biggest offensive night of the season during a 15-2 victory over West Bend-Mallard. The non-conference game was played on June 22 at Gilmore City.

The Hawks finished with 12 hits, led by Jacob Cates who was 3-for-4 with four runs batted in; Keaton Graves, who was 3-for-4; Dawson Schiphoff, who was 2-for-3 with four RBI; and Samuel Heyn, who was 2-for-3.

"The bats finally woke up and came alive big-time. It was a lot of fun to watch," said Hawk coach Jeremy Gloden.

Schiphoff singled and Jor...