Area softball

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:27 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:38 a.m. CDT
Lauren Hensley is waved home by Lenox coach Tom Shields on teammate Shantelle Brown's hit during Friday's 16-0 victory over CAM. Earlier in the game, Hensley hit Lenox's first home run of the season as part of a 2-for-2 night with five RBI.

Lenox 16, CAM 0

LENOX — The Lenox softball team exploded for 16 runs in a three-inning victory over CAM here on Friday.

Lauren Hensley went 2-for-2 at the plate with a three-run home run and five total runs batted in. Madison Douglas, Beth Christensen and Shantelle Brown each collected two hits with two RBI. Brown hit a triple in the win.

Katie Dukes also finished with two hits and one RBI, while Hannah Maxa drove in one run.

Bailey Rainforth and Dukes combined to pitch a four-hitter for the Tigers. Rainforth struck out two batters and walked two, as did Dukes in her one inning of work.

Lenox improved to 6-2 overall with the win.

Central Decatur 11, Nodaway Valley 5

GREENFIELD - Central Decatur put up six runs in the third inning to take the lead and never looked back in an 11-5 win over Nodaway Valley here Friday.

Caitlyn Saxton and Hallie Linhart each hit home runs for the Cardinals, while Josie Carter hit her second homer of the season in the fifth inning for Nodaway Valley.

Carter finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate. Emily Huntington and Rachel Jacobson each went 2-3 with one RBI. Christine Gross drove in two runs for the Wolverines.

“CD won a slugfest as the two teams combined for 26 hits on the night,” Nodaway Valley head coach Ray Stewart said. “We are starting to hit the ball much better as we have 16, 14 and 13 hits in our last three games.”

Nodaway Valley dropped to 4-8 overall and 2-2 in the Pride of Iowa Conference with the loss.

B-F 11,

Nodaway Valley 0

CRESTON - Bondurant-Farrar bookended the game with five runs in the first and seventh innings in an 11-0 win over Nodaway Valley here at the 2013 John Stephens Softball Classic.

The Wolverines managed just four hits off Bondurant-Farrar pitcher Keely Bycroft.

“We got beat by the third-place team in the state in Class 3A, but it took all seven innings to do it,” Nodaway Valley head coach Ray Stewart said. “They were a very good team, probably the best we will see all year with a very classy coach.”

The Wolverines dropped to 4-9 overall with the loss.

Nodaway Valley 9, Ogden 7

CRESTON - Nodaway Valley got out to an early lead and then got a walkoff hit from senior catcher Sydney Reeves to pick up a 9-7 win over Ogden here Saturday at the John Stephens Softball Classic.

The Wolverines scored five runs in the first inning to take a 5-0 lead and led 7-4 heading to the top of the sixth inning.

Ogden scored three runs to tie it at 7-7 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, which was the last inning because of the time limit.

Nodaway Valley answered with three runs, including two coming on Reeves’ double to walk the Wolverines off.

Josie Carter finished with two hits, while Reeves, Emily Huntington and Christine Gross each drove in two runs. Paige McElfish walked three and struck out five in the win.

Nodaway Valley improved to 5-9 overall.

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