Bedford 6, Lenox 4
LENOX — The Taylor County championship ended in a draw, as Bedford claimed the rematch Thursday night on the strength of a five-run third inning.
Madison Douglas had a single and two-run home run for Lenox. Lauren Hensley and Shantelle Brown each doubled. Brown and Hensley each had three hits. Hensley and Bailey Rainforth shared pitching duties for Lenox. Michaela Mogler got the win, scattering 11 hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Lenox was hampered by four errors.
Central Decatur 9, Lenox 0
LEON — One night after upsetting No. 1-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys, Central Decatur rolled past Lenox with nine runs on 11 hits. Sadie Greene pitched the three-hit shutout with five strikeouts.
Rainforth took the loss, yielding 11 hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Mt. Ayr Classic
MOUNT AYR — Lenox and Wayne each won two games at the Mount Ayr Softball Classic Saturday, including a 5-4 triumph by Lenox over Murray in nine innings.
Scores were South Page/Essex 15, Mount Ayr 6; Wayne 7, South Page/Essex 1; Lenox 10, Orient-Macksburg 9; Wayne 11, Clarinda 0; Lenox 5, Murray 4 (9 innings); Murray 8, Clarinda 5; Orient-Macksburg 6, Mount Ayr 3.
Lenox broke an eight-game losing streak by nipping O-M, 10-9. Lauren Hensley was named player of the game, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI. Madison Douglas also drove in three runs, and Katie Dukes and Shantelle Brown each doubled. Dukes had three hits and scored four runs. Winning pitcher Bailey Rainforth struck out one and walked two. Tara Guion took the loss with three strikeouts and one walk.
Katie Dukes went nine innings in her first start of the season as Lenox upset Murray, 5-4. Dukes fanned five and walked six while allowing five hits. She also tripled and scored a run. Madison Douglas had a double, RBI and run scored. Jacy Stoaks and Makinna Fitzgerald had pivotal plays in the field for Lenox (15-13).
Danielle McIntosh had three hits, including a solo home run for Murray. Cydney Hembryhad two hits.
Murray rebounded to defeate Clarinda, 8-6, after taking an early 6-1 lead. McIntosh remained hot with a three-run homer in the second inning, and later added a towering blast to center field fo rher seventh home run of the season. Hembry had three doubles and a single, and Kate Patton had three hits for Murray (21-5).
MELCHER — Murray stayed tied at the top of the Bluegrass conference with the three-hit shutout pitched by Danielle McIntosh, who also hit a three-run homer.