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Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 12:23 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013 7:09 a.m. CST

O-M 12,

Adair-Casey 0

ORIENT — Devon Eddy drove in five run on three hits, including a double, as Orient-Macksburg rolled past Adair-Casey Thursday, 12-0.

Coach Dan McKinney said Tara Guion pitched her best game of the season in a three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.

Jasmine Ruckman and Shyla Waldhauser each stroked two hits, including a double by Waldhauser. Guion had an RBI for O-M (4-12).

The conclusion of the Orient-Macksburg tournament Saturday was rained out.

I-35 8,

Nodaway Valley 2

TRURO — Nodaway Valley outhit the Roadrunners 7-4 but eight errors hurt the Wolverines in an 8-2 loss Thursday.

Eighth-grader Paige McElfish connected for her third home run of the year with a shot over the center field fence in the third inning. She finished with two hits. Sadie Harter also had an RBI and Rachel Jacobson had two hits.

Jordan Williamson had a double and four RBI for I-35. Caitlin Weeks struck out 10 in the four-hit victory for I-35 (11-2). McElfish allowed four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts for NV (7-10).

Mart-St. Marys 13, Lenox 9

LENOX — Lenox took undefeated and second-rated Martensdale-St. Marys to extra innings before falling 13-9 in eight innings Thursday night.

“It wasn’t pretty, but it was exciting,” Lenox coach Tom Shields said about the battle against the defending state champions.

Lenox outhit the Blue Devils, 13-10, but was hampered by 11 errors.

“A cleaner game and we may have pulled the upset,” Shields said.

Hannah Maxa drove in four runs on three hits for Lenox (10-4, 4-2 conference). Shantelle Brown also had three hits with two RBI. Chelsie Dukes, Madison Douglas and Katie Dukes each had two hits, with Douglas scoring four runs.

Katie Dukes had a triple and Shantelle Brown and Douglas each hit doubles for the Tigers. Lauren Hensley took the loss in relief of Bailey Rainforth in the sixth inning. Rainforth had three walks and one strikeout, while Hensley had one strikeout and one walk.

Riley Verwers was the winner with four strikeouts and a walk.

Central Decatur 5, Corning 1

LEON — Corning outhit Central Decatur but came up short in enough timely scoring hits in a 5-1 loss Thursday night.

“We had runners on base five out of the seven innings, but just weren’t able to get the big hit when we needed them to score,” Corning coach Allen Naugle said. “Defensively we played well for four innings. The other two innings we had errors and allowed them to take advantage of them.”

Ella Akin had a strong pitching performance for Corning (3-10). In six innings she allowed only one earned run on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Kelsey Anstey was 2-for-2 with a double. Sydney Maynes also doubled and knocked in a run.

Sadie Greene was the winning pitcher with four hits allowed, six strikeouts and one walk for CD (9-3). Hallie Linhart doubled. Caitlyn Saxton had two hits and two stolen bases.

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