August 04, 2021

Wolverine softball loses O-M tourney title

The Wolverines lost the Orient-Macksburg Tournament title 8-0 Saturday, June 19 to Lenox.

Lenox scored early and often and built a 7-0 lead after two innings.

Nodaway Valley was not able to play catch up as they were limited to three hits during the game. They also struck out 15 times. Erin Rhoads had one of the hits for Nodaway Valley.

Lenox finished with 11 hits include a triple and a home run. Whitney Lamb pitched the game for Nodaway Valley and struck out three and walked one.

Nodaway Valley won its second-round game 7-1 over Murray Saturday, June 19 at the Orient-Macksburg Tournament.

The Wolverines broke open a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning with three additional runs. Another two in the sixth finished the scoring for Nodaway Valley. The Wolverines finished with seven hits and drew three walks.

Maddax DeVault had three hits, scored three runs and had two stolen bases. Cloey Christensen had a hit and two RBIs.

Jorja Holliday finished with six inning pitched and four strikeouts. She only had one walk.

Wayne’s seven-run third inning helped give Wayne a 10-0 win over Nodaway Valley Friday, June 18 at Corydon.

Wayne already had established a 2-0 lead heading into the third. Wayne finished the game with 11 hits including three home runs.

Nodaway Valley was unable to produce any offense.

The Wolverines won its first round Orient-Macksburg Tournament game 11-1 Wednesday over Mormon Trail.

Nodaway Valley scored early and often leading 6-0 after two innings. Mormon Trail’s only run cam ein the third.

Nodaway Valley tacked on another five runs between the fourth and fifth innings. Maddax DeVault led the team with four hits and two RBIs. She also scored three runs and had three stolen bases.

As a team, Nodaway Valley finished with eight hits and drew four walks. The Wolverines only struck out once.

Jorja Holliday finished striking out 10 for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines took control of the game early in a 17-2 win Tuesday, June 15 at Bedford.

Nodaway Valley was up 8-0 before Bedford scored its first run in the third inning.

Whitney Lamb had four hits and three RBIs. Madison Fry had three RBIs. As a team, Nodaway Valley finished with 16 hits and 10 walks. The team had two strikeouts.

Jorja Holliday threw six innings and struck out seven.

Coming off its appearance at the John Stephens tournament in Creston, Nodaway Valley fell 5-1 Monday, June 14 at Exira-EHK.

The Spartans led 4-0 by the time Nodaway Valley scored its lone run in the fifth.

Maddax DeVault had one of the Wolverine’s four hits and a stolen base. Nodaway Valley struck out 11 times.

Whitney Lamb threw the entire game for the Wolverines. She did not have a strike out.

The Wolverines (11-12) played Southwest Valley Monday at Greenfield. Tuesday, the Wolverines hosted Lenox. Results were not available by press time. The Wolverines play 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 at Orient-Macksburg; 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 24 vs. Bedford.

Nodaway Valley hosts Central Decatur 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25.

Nodaway Valley’s tournament in Greenfield includes the Wolverines playing CAM at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 26 and AHSTW at 10:30 a.m.

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.