Late runs send Creston to defeat

A three-run sixth inning gave Shenandoah a 4-2 win Thursday over Creston in Shenandoah.

In the bottom of the sixth, Creston pitcher Avery Fuller threw his seventh strikeout but two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases. Shenandoah had a hard hit grounder followed by a tough throw to first put the Mustangs ahead again. Shenandoah had a 1-0 lead in the second.

The Mustangs held on to the 4-2 lead with solid pitching as Creston had five strikeouts.

Creston’s two runs were produced in the top of the fourth inning where the Panthers took advantage of three hits to score the runs and take the lead.

Creston (4-9) plays a doubleheader Monday at Kuemper Catholic in Carroll. First game starts at noon.

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.