August 04, 2021

Nodaway Valley baseball shows strengths in wins

A six-run second inning boosted Nodaway Valley to a 12-2 win Friday, June 11 at East Union.

Caelen Devault led Nodaway at the plate with two hits, a RBI and three stolen bases. As a team, the Wolverines had seven hits , all singles. Nodaway Valley walked three times and struck out four.

Mason Mather three three innings for the Wolverines and struck out two. East Union finished with four hits. East Union walked twice and had three strikeouts.

Nodaway Valley won 9-1 Wednesday, June 9 at Earlham.

The Wolverines jumped out to a 3-0 lead to start the game and managed to contain Earlham as it cut the lead to 3-1 going into the second innings.

Leading 5-1 in the seventh, Nodaway Valley put the game out of reach scoring another four runs.

Boston Devault had two hits for the Wolverines and two RBIs. Evan Forcht had two hits and two RBIs. As a team, Nodaway Valley had 12 hits, three walks and struck out six times

Caelen Devault pitched the entire game and struck out eight. Earlham had four hits.

Mount Ayr jumped out to a 7-3 lead after the first inning as Nodaway Valley never got closer in its 10-3 loss Tuesday, June 8, in Greenfield.

The Wolverines were able to score three in the first inning but that was all they could put on the scoreboard.

Caelen Devault had two hits and a stolen base for Nodaway Valley. As a team, Nodaway Valley finished with two hits and were walked five times. The Wolverines struck out 16 times.

Boston DeVault struck out three for Nodaway Valley. Mount Ayr finished with 10 hits, walked three times and had struck out seven times.

Nodaway Valley (5-3) played Monday at Exira-EHK. The Wolverines played Tuesday, June 15 at Bedford. Nodaway Valley visits West Central Valley for a 5 p.m. game Wednesday, June 16. The Wolverines play 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 18 at Wayne.

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.