June 20, 2021

Wolverine softball wins Murray Tournament

MURRAY — Nodaway Valley held off a seventh-inning scoring run by Melcher-Dallas to win the Murray Tournament Saturday 6-5.

Melcher-Dallas had scored three of its five runs between the fifth and sixth innings to trail 6-3.

Nodaway Valley scored two runs in three different innings; first, fifth and sixth to get the win.

Lindsey Davis had two hits for the Wolverines and a RBI. Erin Rhoads had two hits and two RBIs. As a team, Nodaway Valley had five hits and four walks.

Whitney Lamb threw five innings for the Wolverines and struck out four. Melcher-Dallas finished with eight hits, a home run and struck out six times.

Nodaway Valley Wolverines won a semifinal game in the Murray Tournament Saturday with a 7-6 win over the host school.

Murray jumped out to 2-0 lead in the first inning but the Wolverines tied the scored in their half of the third.

Murray responded with three runs in the third inning but Nodaway Valley answered right bck with four of their own in the top of the fourth. Murray tied the score with a run in the fourth before the Wolverines scored the eventual game winner in the sixth inning.

Lindsey Davis led Nodaway Valley with two hits, a RBI and a stolen base. Maddax DeVault had a hit and a RBI. As a team, Nodaway Valley finished with 11 hits and was walked only once. The Wolverines struck out four times.

Jorja Holliday pitched four inning for the Wolverines and struck out six. Murray finished with three hits and was walked eight times. Murray also struck out eight times.

Nodaway Valley started the tournament with a convincing 10-1 win over Seymour. After a one run first inning, Nodaway Valley lit up the third inning with five runs. Seymour’s only score came in the fourth.

Davis led Nodaway Valley with three hits, a RBI and two stolen bases. Madison Fry finished with two hits, three RBIs and two stolen bases.

Holliday threw six innings and struck out seven. Seymour had four hits.

Nodaway Valley is 6-5 and plays Mount Ay Tuesday, June 8 in Greenfield, its first home game of the year. Nodaway Valley travels to Earlham for a 7 p.m. game Wednesday. The Wolverines host Griswold for a 7 p.m. start Thursday, June 10. Nodaway Valley plays 7:30 p.m. Friday at East Union. The Wolverines are in the John Stephens Tournament with their games starting at 8 a.m. Saturday in Creston.

JOHN VAN NOSTRAND

An Iowa native, John's newspaper career has mostly been in small-town weeklies from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi River. He first stint in Creston was from 2002 to 2005.