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Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:29 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:54 a.m. CDT

Corning 14, Bedford 12

CORNING — Corning score nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings to earn a 14-12 win over Bedford here on Tuesday.

“This was an extremely wild game,” Corning head coach Allen Naugle said. “Both teams were very aggressive at the plate and both teams were very aggressive on the bases. Both teams also struggled defensively, which made this a high scoring game.”

Ella Akin earned the win in the pitching circle for the Red Raiders, allowing 12 runs, just five of which were earned, and nine hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Kelsey Anstey had a big day at the plate for Corning, going 4-for-4 with three singles and one double, three runs batted in and three stolen bases. Taylor Gaule was also active on the basepaths, stealing four bases. Dakota Sleep finished 1-2 with a double and one RBI.

Corning improved to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference.

Nodaway Valley 9, Stanton 4

STANTON — Nodaway Valley scored five runs in the sixth inning and four in the seventh inning to come from behind to beat Stanton 9-4 here on Tuesday.

Paige McElfish pitched the distance for the Wolverines, walking one and striking out four while allowing just two earned runs.

Josie Carter had a triple with three runs batted in and Sidney Hohertz finished with a double and one RBI. McElfish drove in two runs on two hits, while Megan Eblen drove in one run on two hits.

“A nice first win for our kids,” Nodaway Valley head coach Ray Stewart said. “We battled back after being down 3-0 early. Eighth-grader McElfish had a big night both pitching and hitting for us. We are young and settled down after the first two innings, and played well the rest of the way.”

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