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Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:28 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:38 a.m. CDT
Hugo Montiel of Lenox leaps while making a catch of a flyball in right field during Friday's home game against Pleasantville. The Tigers were leading 2-1 through six innings before Pleasantville rallied in the seventh inning to earn a 6-2 victory.

MSM 22, Corning 1

CORNING — A group of young Corning pitchers got some varsity experience against a good Martensdale-St. Marys team in a 22-1 loss here Friday.

Bryan Pearson started for the Red Raiders and was charged with the loss. Also pitching for Corning was Lance Swartz, Lane Peterson and Clint Mullen.

Corning’s lone run came on a solo home run by Keegan Longabaugh in the fourth inning that bounced off the top of the fence and went over.

“Bryan Pearson had a decent outing on the mound in his first varsity start,” head coach Pete Nett said. “After the score got a little out of hand, we gave a few other young pitchers some varsity experience.”

Pleasantville 6, Lenox 2

LENOX — Lenox held a 2-1 lead going into the seventh inning here Friday against Pleasantville, but the Trojans struck for five runs in the seventh inning to pull out a 6-2 win.

Caleb Lange was charged with the loss for Lenox after six solid innings of work from starting pitcher Mason Peterson. The two pitchers combined for seven strikeouts and seven walks.

Peterson went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Tigers, while Caleb Lange hit a double and drove in a run.

Lenox falls to 4-5 for the season with the loss.

Murray 6,

Melcher-Dallas 1

MURRAY — Seven walks helped Murray pick up a 6-1 win over Melcher-Dallas here on Friday.

The Mustangs collected six hits as a team in the win.

Cody Scroggie went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored. Austin Halls went 3-4 with a pair of doubles, while Corey McCracken and Justin Jones each drove in one run.

Scroggie earned the win on the hill, pitching a complete game two-hitter, walking four and striking out six.

“Cody pitched a good game tonight, and as a leadoff man, he really sets the table for us,” head coach Travis Held said. “He was on base four times tonight and had four stolen bases.”

O-M 14, Corning 3

CORNING — Orient-Macksburg hopped on Corning early in a 14-3 win here Saturday.

The Bulldogs held an 8-1 lead after two innings.

Jordan Thompson earned the win for the Bulldogs, while Keegan Longabaugh was charged with the loss for Corning.

Lance Swartz had two singles with two runs scored and an RBI for Corning, while Clint Mullen had a double and an RBI. Drey Barton had a double and a run scored.

Corning 15,

Essex/SP 9

CORNING — Corning battled back to take a 15-9 win over Essex/South Page here on Saturday.

Lance Swartz took the win on the mound for the Red Raiders. Swartz also collected three singles with two runs batted in.

Keegan Longabaugh added two singles and a double. Lane Peterson had four singles with two runs scored. William Roberts hit three singles with an RBI and Bryan person had two singles with two RBI.

“We had trouble fielding the ball with the sun in the first game,” head coach Pete Nett said. “We simply didn’t get to three or four balls that needed to be caught, and that kind of spiraled on us. In the second game, we hit the ball as well as we have all year, and made some nice plays in the field. Keegan had five assists from the catcher’s position in the second game.”

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