Interstate 35 9, Lenox 1
LENOX — The Lenox Tigers couldn’t solve Caitlin Weeks in the pitching circle here on Monday, as Interstate 35 rolled to a 9-1 win.
Weeks struck out 15 Lenox batters in the win. Lauren Hensley took the loss for the Tigers, striking out three and walking four.
Hensley drove in the lone Lenox run in the game, bringing Katie Dukes around to score.
“The Tigers faced the strongest pitcher so far this season and whiffed 15 times,” head coach Tom Shields said. “I-35 is at the top of the Pride of Iowa Conference. We need to regroup and get our bats back on track.”
Lenox fell to 10-5 overall and 4-3 in the Pride of Iowa Conference.
CORNING — Ella Akin pitched a three-hitter to help lead Corning past Lamoni 5-2 here on Monday.
Akin allowed just two runs on those three hits, walking one and striking out one.
Corning improved to 4-10 overall with the win.
Kelsie Kinman was 1-for-3 at the plate with a home run and two runs batted in. Madison Shuey went 2-3 with two doubles and one RBI. Sydney Pontius was 1-3 with an RBI.
Taylor Gaule, Sierra Sleep, Akin and Ashtyn Grossnickle each recorded one hit for the Red Raiders.
“Tonight we played extremely well,” Corning head coach Allen Naugle said. “Defensively, we played one of our best games. Ella pitched very well and the girls backed her up by making a lot of great plays. Offensively, it took a few innings to start hitting their pitcher, but once Kelsie hit her two-run home run, the rest of the team seemed to relax and we started to hit the ball very well.”
Central Decatur 3, Murray 2
LEON - Murray scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but allowed Central Decatur to get back in the game, as the Cardinals won on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning here Monday.
“We just couldn’t get anything going after the first inning,” Murray head coach Danny Jensen said.
Kate Patton, Megan Oswald and Chellsea Jones each hit a double in the first inning for Murray. Jones finished with one RBI.
Danielle McIntosh took the loss for the Mustangs, despite six strikeouts and no walks. Sadie Greene picked up the win for Central Decatur, striking out nine and walking none.
“It was a well played game and they made one more play than we did,” Jensen said.