East Union 2
LENOX — Lenox took an 8-2 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader against East Union here on Tuesday.
Caleb Lange struck out 12 batters, allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk in the contest.
Dustyn Rauch notched two hits for the Tigers and drove in two runs. Mason Peterson also drove in two runs, while Dustin Gordon and Dawson Tullberg each plated one run.
For East Union, Cole Campbell took the loss on the mound, pitching five innings. Caleb Gossman pitched two innings of relief. They combined for six strikeouts and one walk, but hit five batters and gave up six runs.
The East Union defense had seven errors behind the pitchers.
Jeremiah Crago finished 2-for-3 for East Union.
East Union 1
LENOX — Lenox took the nightcap of the doubleheader here Tuesday by a 16-1 score.
Todd Stoaks and Spencer Brown shared pitching duties for the Tigers, with Stoaks earning the win. They combined to strike out four and walk six, but allowed just two hits.
Jack Eklund took the loss for the Eagles, while Caleb Gossman pitched an inning of relief.
Caleb Lange went 2-for-3 in the game with a double, triple and three runs batted in for the Tigers. Brown was 2-3 with a double and two RBI.
Stoaks went 2-4 with three RBI, while Mason Peterson and Dustin Gordon each collected two hits and two RBI. Hugo Montiel and Dustyn Rauch each drove in two runs.
Lenox improves to 8-6 for the season with the win.
Mount Ayr 16, Corning 1
MOUNT AYR — A strong pitching performance from senior Jake Still and a big day at the plate from freshman Jacob Taylor lifted Mount Ayr to a 16-1 win over Corning here Tuesday.
Taylor went 2-for-3 in the game, hitting a three-run home run and driving in a total of four runs for the Raiders. Still helped his own cause, going 2-3 with two RBI.
Still picked up his fifth win of the season, striking out six and allowing just one hit and one hit batter in the win.
John Triggs went 2-2 with two singles and Heath Evans added a solo home run for the second straight game. Weston Schnoor, Austin Quick, Zane Sickels and Erik Freed each collected a hit for Mount Ayr.
For Corning, Ryan Carlson singled and Lance Swartz scored the lone run of the game.
Clint Mullen took the loss on the evening, as Drey Barton and Keegan Longabaugh both pitched in relief.
“Jake Still is one of the best pitchers in the conference, and he showed it tonight by changing speeds and keeping us off balance the whole night,” Corning head coach Pete Nett said. “Clint Mullen didn’t do a terrible job for his first varsity start on the mound, but we didn’t get a couple of outs in the field early that we needed to stay competitive.”