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Area baseball roundup: NV, MA roll; Lenox and SWV just miss on wins

Tyler Vandewater
Tyler Vandewater

Nodaway Valley 15, Griswold 0 (4)

GREENFIELD – The Wolverines were unstoppable at the plate Thursday in a 15-0 win over Griswold in which they pounded nine hits and had 10 RBIs.

Tyler Vandewater went 3-for-3 at the plate for NV with a double and drove in three runs in the blowout.

Mason Menefee also had a solid day at the dish, going 2-3 with three runs scored and driving in two RBIs.

Mason Mather only allowed one hit on the mound while striking out five in four innings of work.

Evan Forcht and Brady Hilpipre both hit doubles for the Wolverines while Cole Shike drew three walks and crossed home plate three times.

Nodaway Valley 10, East Union 0

AFTON – Nodaway Valley picked up another big win Friday with a 10-0 victory over East Union.

Shike was 3-4 in his leadoff position and stole four bases while Menefee was 2-3 with two runs and an RBI at the plate.

Forcht doubled for the second day in a row while driving in a run and swiping two bags.

Caelen DeVault picked up the win on the mound in four innings of work, allowing just one hit and striking out seven.

East Union’s Josh Hardy picked up the lone hit for the Eagles while also throwing four innings to start the game. Hardy struck out one and allowed one earned run.

Gus McNeill came on in relief in the fifth inning and struck out three Wolverine batters while in the process allowing four hits.

Mount Ayr 13, East Union 0 (6)

AFTON – After missing several weeks of games, Mount Ayr picked up its first win in its second contest of the season by a 13-0 margin over East Union Thursday.

Cayden Lambert had a 3-4 day in the batter’s box for the Raiders and drove in three RBIs.

Dawson Swank crossed the plate three times for Mount Ayr in the win while Connor Eaton used his state track qualifying speed to steal four bases.

Keelan Klommhaus picked up the win in three innings of work, allowing one hit and sitting down six.

His counterpart Ethan Mitchell sent 11 Raider batters packing via the punchout while throwing 5 2/3 innings of work.

Hardy, Levi Exline, Dylan Cook, Kaden Kirkland and Bryson Raney each registered a hit in the loss.

Martensdale-St. Marys 4, Southwest Valley 3

CORNING – Dustin Lund was effective on the hill for the Timberwolves Friday against Martensdale-St. Marys, but the Blue Devils plated one run too many for a 4-3 win.

Lund threw 6 2/3 innings while allowing six hits and striking out an equal number of batters.

“Dustin continues to improve on the mound. He registered four, three-up three-down innings tonight and that’s quite an accomplishment against a very solid MSM team,” said head coach Stoney Gaule.

Scotty Adcock went 1-3 at the plate and was credited with two RBIs on the day while Lund also drove in one run.

Teagan Lundquist, Brendan Knapp and Aiden Gaule each registered a hit and a run for the Timberwolves at the top of the lineup.

“I’m pleased with our progress, but ready to see the Timberwolves do the little things needed to convert our close exciting games into victories,” said Stoney Gaule.

Central Decatur 8, Lenox 4

LENOX – Lenox couldn’t pick up a Pride of Iowa win over Central Decatur Friday, falling 8-4 to Central Decatur.

The Tigers managed four hits and allowed only four earned runs, but six of the Cardinals’ eight runs crossed the plate in the final three innings.

Colton Gordon made a statement on the base paths, swiping five bags and going 1-1 at the plate with two walks and two runs scored.

Zach Schmitz, Cullen Wood and Keegan Christensen were each credited with an RBI in the loss.

Wood also threw five innings on the mound, striking out two and giving up five hits.

Mormon Trail 16, Murray 2 (5)

MURRAY – Mormon Trail got the best of Murray Thursday in a 16-2 final.

Reece Held went 2-2, Brycen Wookey went 1-3 and Kegan Johnson posted a 1-3 line as the only three Mustangs with hits.

Wookey and Johnson drove in the two Mustang runs.

Murray 18, Moulton-Udell 0 (3)

MOULTON – Murray quickly responded from its Thursday loss with an 18-0 drubbing of Moulton-Udell.

Wookey allowed three hits in three innings of work on the mound while striking out six.

Held drove in five RBIs in a 3-3 day at the plate while Wookey helped his own cause with two RBIs.

Every Mustang batter that registered an at-bat ended the day by scoring at least one run.

Jimmy Graham and Held each crossed the plate three times.

Moravia 19, Orient-Macksburg 1 (5)

ORIENT – Derek Gross crossed the plate as the Bulldogs’ lone run in a 19-1 loss to Moravia Thursday.

Gross, Blake Thompson and Carson Thompson each had a hit at the dish while Jase Davidson registered a 2-2 day.

Wiley Ray had four strikeouts on the mound while Davidson posted two and Gross had one.

Mormon Trail 15, Orient-Macksburg 0 (5)

GARDEN GROVE – Eighth grader Tyson Ross went 1-2 at the plate as Orient-Macksburg fell to Mormon Trail 15-0 Friday.

Ray and Zayden Rawlings each drew walks in the loss while Blake Thompson had four strikeouts on the hill.

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