Lenox 5, Corning 3
CORNING — A three-run third inning, helped by four Corning errors, lifted Lenox to a 5-3 win over Corning in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday.
Lenox won despite being limited to three hits by Corning pitcher Ella Akin, including a double by Shantelle Brown. Katie Dukes had two RBI and two runs. Lauren Hensley was the winning pitcher, with six hits allowed, one walk and three strikeouts.
Akin fanned two and walked one. Kelsey Anstey and Sydney Pontious had two hits each.
Corning 7, Lenox 2
CORNING — This time, the Tigers helped Corning with three errors in a five-run second inning as the Red Raiders prevailed, 7-2.
Sydney Pontius got the win for Corning (7-11), with one earned run and four hits allowed with two strikeouts and three walks. Maynes, Pontius and Taylor Gaule had two hits each.
For Lenox (13-6), Aurora Arevalo had two hits and an RBI. Hensley was relieved by Bailey Rainforth in the fifth inning in taking the loss. Corning had seven hits and drew one walk, striking out just twice.
O-M 11, CAM 4
ANITA — After finishing a previously suspended game with a 5-1 win, Orient-Macksburg pounded out 14 hits in an 11-4 victory over CAM.
Devon Eddy hit three doubles and a single in driving in four runs for O-M, 6-12. Jasmine Rucker had a double and single with three RBI. Lisa Moss drove in two runs on two hits.
CAM (3-13), had six hits against winning pitcher Tara Guion, who fanned five with only one walk.
East Union 7, Nodaway Valley 3
AFTON — Nodaway Valley took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game one of a doubleheaader Thursday, but East Union captured the momentum with a six-run fourth inning on six hits in a 7-3 victory.
Kelsey Hoff, Danielle Riley and Mara Weis had two hits for East Union, including a double by Hoff along with two RBI. Riley was the winning pitcher with six hits allowed, no walks and three strikeouts.
Sydney Reeves hit a home run for NV in the fourth inning. Paige McElfish hit a double and single and took the loss, allowing 10 hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
East Union 5, Nodaway Valley 3
AFTON — Nodaway Valley lost more than the game in the nightcap, a 5-3 East Union win.
NV second baseman Josie Carter was hit in the face on a one-hop drive. She was taken to Greater Regional Medical Center and will undergo surgery today.
Kali Mertens drove in three runs for East Union (7-9). Kelsey Hoff and Brittany Malone had two hits each. Riley allowed six hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
Paige McElfish stroked her fifth home run of the season for NV in the fifth inning. Megan Feick was the starting pitcher, with one strikeout and no walks, relieved by McElfish in the fourth.
Murray 13, Mormon Trail 0
HUMESTON — Six runs in the fifth inning locked up Friday’s 13-0 win over Mormon Trail for Murray (15-4).
Kate Patton had three hits including a two-run homer. She scored four runs and drove in three.
Danielle McIntosh had two hits and two RBI for Murray, Cydney Hembry added a double and triple and Chellsea Jones had a bases-clearing double in the fifth. Patton improved to 8-0 as a pitcher with six strikeouts in a two hitter.
GREENFIELD — Van Meter defeated Tri-Center 10-6 for first place and Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton topped Nodaway Valley 7-1 for third place in the Nodaway Valley Classic Saturday.
AHST defeated Lenox 16-9 for fifth place. Other scores were Nodaway Valley 9, West Central Valley 3; Van Meter 11, AHST 0; Tri-Center over Adair-Casey by forfeit; Exira/EH-K 7, Lenox 2; Van Meter 10, Nodaway Valley 3; AHST 9, West Central Valley 7; Tri-Center 10, Exira/EH-K 0; Lenox over Adair-Casey by forfeit.