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Area baseball roundup: Lenox tops NV, CD overpowers Murray

Gus McNeill connects on a pitch last season for East Union.
Gus McNeill connects on a pitch last season for East Union.

MA 14, Stanton 1 (5)

STANTON – Mount Ayr run-ruled Stanton Tuesday night 14-1.

The Raiders tacked on four runs in the first and fourth and three runs in the second and third to earn the win.

Twelve walks were drawn by Mount Ayr to its nine hits tallied. Kolben Klommhaus, Jaixen Frost, Briar Knapp and Dawson Swank each had two RBIs in the win.

Lenox 8, NV 7

LENOX – A four-run lead was nearly erased by Nodaway Valley in the top of the seventh, but Lenox hung on for an 8-7 victory over the Wolverines.

The Wolverines had 10 hits, all singles, with four walks. Mason Menefee went 3-for-3 with a run scored. Mathew Weber went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Lenox’s Zach Schmitz went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Conner Fitzgerald, Cullen Wood and Jon Weaver each had two hits. Wood and Weaver also had an RBI and a double.

Keegan Christensen pitched five innings, striking out two with three hit batters. At the plate, Christensen doubled.

The win is Lenox’s first of the season, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Ankeny Christian 17, Murray 1 (5)

CD 17, Murray 1 (5)

MURRAY – Murray lost to Ankeny Christian Tuesday night in a 17-1 final and also lost Monday night in a 17-1 contest to Central Decatur.

An eight-run fourth inning gave CD enough to earn the run-rule and then some, advancing the Cardinals to 5-1. Murray falls to 1-3.

Kace Patton and Brycen Wookey each had two hits, combining for the only four hits the Mustangs tallied. Wookey had an RBI, scoring Patton.

Seven runs in the fourth inning was a major blow to the Mustangs against CD, who were trailing at 7-0 at that point. Stats were unavailable at print.

East Union 5, Melcher-Dallas 4

SE Warren 16, EU 1

AFTON – East Union fell to Melcher-Dallas Monday night in a 5-4 ballgame where EU walked it off in the bottom of the seventh, and then lost to Southeast Warren 16-1 Tuesday night.

A Gus McNeil walk off single scored a base runner in the bottom of the seventh to put the Eagles over the top. The knock was provided with two runners on with one out, helping East Union to its second win of the season.

The Eagles had seven hits, with Scott Driskill having the only multi-hit night (2-for-4). Ethan Mitchell, Wyatt Carlson and McNeil each had RBIs (Mitchell had two).

Mitchell pitched five innings, striking out nine and walking three.

Stats against Southeast Warren were unavailable at press.

Bedford 13, SWV 11 (8)

CORNING – Bedford out-slugged Southwest Valley Tuesday night in a 13-11 win for the Bulldogs in extra innings.

An eight-run sixth inning pushed Bedford past the Timberwolves. In the fourth, Southwest Valley hung a seven spot of its own to break what was then a 2-2 tie.

Three runs in the top of the eighth put Bedford up and one in the bottom half couldn’t force another frame for a loss.

Gage Barton had three hits, going 3-for-4. Blake Thomas, Tyler Pearson and Mathew Johnston each had two hits. Pearson had three RBIs.

Dalton Calkins pitched five innings, struck out four and walked three.

CD 8, SWV 1

CORNING – Southwest Valley fell to a strong Central Decatur team Friday night at home, 8-1.

CD put up a run in five consecutive innings, the first three being two in each, to extend the lead and control the game. Southwest Valley scored once in the fourth inning, then down 7-0.

Tyler Pearson had two hits while Brendan Knapp and Mat Johnston had hits – both doubles.

O-M 3, Seymour 2

ORIENT – Orient-Macksburg beat Seymour Tuesday night in a 3-2 final.

A run from Blake Thompson was the game winning score for O-M as Wiley Ray pitched a complete game.

Vinh Nguyen had an RBI in the win. O-M tallied five hits. Wiley Ray struck out nine in a one-hit performance, walking two and allowing one earned run.

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