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Area softball roundup: Raiderettes roll, Lenox breaks skid

Anna Newton throws to first from second base during a Diagonal softball game last season.
Anna Newton throws to first from second base during a Diagonal softball game last season.

Southeast Warren 15, East Union 1

AFTON – East Union lost 15-1 in six innings to Southeast Warren Tuesday.

Sara Collins held Southeast Warren’s offense scoreless until the fourth inning when the Warhawks scored eight in the top half of the inning. The Eagles responded with one run in the bottom of the fifth, but SEW extended the lead again the sixth with seven runs.

East Union had six errors on the night. Colins pitched six innings, striking out three while allowing only four earned runs.

Mount Ayr 15,
Stanton 1

STANTON – Class 2A No. 4 Mount Ayr knocked off Stanton 15-1 in four innings behind early offense Tuesday night.

The Raiderettes didn’t take long to get going, putting up four runs in the first inning, three in the second, two in the third and six in the fourth. Stanton scored one in the bottom of the fourth, but Mount Ayr finished the mercy rule.

Stats were unavailable at time of press.

Seymour 8,
Orient-Macksburg 0

ORIENT – Orient-Macksburg lost to Seymour 8-0 Tuesday for its fifth-straight loss.

Stats were unavailable at time of press.

Lenox 13,
Nodaway Valley 3

LENOX – Lenox took down Nodaway Valley at home 13-3 in six innings Tuesday.

Entering the game struggling to score runs, Lenox jumped out early with five runs in the first and four runs in the second to take a 9-2 lead. Nodaway Valley scored one run in each of the first three innings, but Lenox’s offense continued to put up runs, scoring three in the fifth inning and one in the sixth.

Lenox’s TJ Stoaks struck out nine in six innings pitched, allowing two earned runs. Caitlyn Maynes and Emilee Reed each drove in two runs for the Tigers. Nodaway Valley’s Maddax DeVault drove in two runs for the Wolverines.

Central Decatur 10, Southwest Valley 0

CORNING – Southwest Valley lost 10-0 in six innings to Central Decatur Monday.

The Cardinals opened the game scoring two runs in the first, second and third innings. Three in the fourth and one in the sixth ended the game with a mercy rule.

Camryn Johnston went 2-for-2 for the Timberwolves with two singles.

Melcher-Dallas 3,
East Union 2

AFTON – East Union lost 3-2 to Melcher-Dallas after a seventh-inning comeback attempt.

Melcher-Dallas scored two runs in the third inning, being held scoreless again until the top of the seventh. East Union put up one run in the fourth and one run in the bottom of the seventh, falling just short of a comeback.

Kaylin Lack hit a triple for the Eagles and drove in one run. Kaitlyn Mitchell was the other Eagle to drive in a run.

Bedford 9,
Orient-Macksburg 8

BEDFORD – Orient-Macksburg lost a 9-8 game to Bedford Monday night.

O-M held a lead until the bottom of the seventh inning. O-M and Bedford each scored two in the first inning. The Bulldogs put up two in the third before Bedford scratched one across in the third and fourth to tie the game at four.

O-M put one run up in the fifth and seventh before Bedford scored two in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at six. O-M scored two in the top of the eighth, but Bedford responded with three to win in walk-off fashion.

Kaela Eslinger hit two sole home runs to drive in two runs, and Cortney Gross drove in two runs on two hits.

Central Decatur 11, Murray 0

MURRAY – Central Decatur run-ruled Murray Monday night in an 11-0 final in five innings.

A six-run fifth inning from CD was the final blow for the Lady Mustangs. The Cards tallied 13 hits on the night, batting .481 as a team. Murray had one hit from Chloe Church.

Murray 11, Diagonal 1

MURRAY – Murray took down Diagonal 11-1 in five innings Tuesday.

Diagonal put up one in the first inning to take a lead, but it didn’t last long. Murray scored five runs in the first inning before adding one in the second, two in the fourth and three in the fifth to secure the win.

Emma Decker recorded two hits with three RBIs for the Lady Mustangs. Bailey Frederick struck out six through five innings while allowing one earned run.

Lenox 5, Riverside 2

OAKLAND – Lenox knocked off Riverside 5-2 Saturday.

The Tigers held a 1-0 lead after the second inning, but Riverside scored one run in the third and fourth innings to take a 2-1 lead. The Tigers remained scoreless until the sixth inning when they scored four to push the game to its final 5-2 score.

Stoaks struck out six without allowing an earned run in seven innings pitched. Cadence Douglas drove in three runs with a single and double.

Nodaway Valley 14, Diagonal 1

ORIENT – Nodaway Valley run-ruled Diagonal 14-1 in three innings Saturday at the Orient-Macksburg softball tournament.

The Maroonettes scored once in the top of the first, taking a brief lead, before NV pulled away in the bottom half of the first with two of its own. An eight-run third was the final blow from the Wolverines.

Anna Newton had a single and the run scored for Diagonal. Taylor Lumbard pitched three innings, striking out three.

Madison Fry, Maddax DeVault and Aubrey Van Otterloo each had two hits for the Wolverines. Van Otterloo had three RBIs with DeVault, Alyssa Davis and McKynna Newbury each adding two RBIs.

Melcher-Dallas 6, Nodaway Valley 0

ORIENT – Nodaway Valley fell to Melcher-Dallas 6-0 at the Orient-Macksburg softball tournament Saturday.

The Wolverines held Melcher-Dallas scoreless through three innings. The Saints scored two in the fourth and four in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead.

Nodaway Valley tallied six-team hits, with a two-hit game coming from Maddax DeVault.

East Union 11,
Orient-Macksburg 2

ORIENT – East Union took down Orient-Macksburg for the second time this season with an 11-2 win over the Bulldogs at the Orient-Macksburg softball tournament Saturday.

East Union scored seven runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead. The Bulldogs shut down East Union until the fourth inning. O-M put up two runs in the top half of the fourth, but the Eagles responded with one of their own.

Hailey Johnson drove in a run for O-M with Kaela Eslinger going 1-for-2 with a triple. East Union’s Mallory Raney threw six innings, striking out four while allowing one earned run.

Melcher-Dallas 14, Orient-Macksburg 2

ORIENT – Orient-Macksburg fell 14-2 in four innings to Melcher-Dallas at the Orient-Macksburg softball tournament Saturday.

Melcher-Dallas scored three in the top of the first, but O-M responded with two in the bottom of the second inning. The Saints scored nine more in the third inning and two more in the fourth to complete the mercy-rule win.

Janesa Tonnberg, Christa Cass and Kinsey Eslinger were the three Bulldogs to record a hit.

East Union 5,
Diagonal 2

ORIENT – East Union beat Diagonal Saturday 5-2 at the Orient-Macksburg softball tournament.

Erin Sobotka and Kira Egly each had three hit performances, going 3-for-4 and 3-for-3 respectively. The duo also had all of Diagonal’s hits, with Sobotka getting the lone extra-base hit (double).

Mitchell, Noelle McKnight, Collins and Lack each had doubles for East Union. Lack drove in two runs with Mallory Raney and Collins doing work in the circle – striking out a combined seven batters while walking one.

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