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Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 12:37 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 5, 2013 12:41 a.m. CDT
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(CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON)
East Union's Jeremiah Crago slides safely into home plate as the ball bounces away from Mount Ayr catcher Zane Sickels during Monday's Pride of Iowa Conference game in Mount Ayr. The Raiders won, 13-3, in five innings.

Mount Ayr 13,

East Union 3

MOUNT AYR — Senior Heath Evans had a breakout night for Mount Ayr, with a strong pitching performance and a big night at the plate in Mount Ayr’s win over East Union on Monday.

Evans allowed three unearned runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts, while also going 3-for-4 at the plate with three doubles and two runs batted in.

Zane Sickels went 2-3 with two RBI, while Nick Wurster finished 2-3 with one RBI. Jacob Taylor, Austin Quick, John Triggs and Erik Freed each collected a hit for the Raiders.

Jeremiah Crago scored two runs for East Union, while Cole Campbell scored once.

Mount Ayr 5, Central Decatur 4

MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr senior Jake Still worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning to finish off a win over Central Decatur here Tuesday.

The Cardinals loaded the bases with just one out in the inning, but Still struck out the next two batters to secure the 5-4 win. Still improved to 7-2 for the season, pitching the complete game and allowing five hits with two walks and nine strikeouts.

Zane Sickels, Austin Quick and Nick Wurster each finished with a hit and an RBI. Dylan Doman also collected a hit and scored a run.

Nodaway Valley 13, Lenox 2

LENOX — Jackson Lamb and Trevor Jameson provided the offense for Nodaway Valley here Tuesday night in a rout of Lenox.

Lamb went 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBI, while also pitching a complete game, scattering seven hits with just two walks.

Jameson went 2-3 and added three RBI. Casey Ladd and Mason Clarke each drove in two runs for the Wolverines.

Mason Peterson and Spencer Brown split the pitching duties for Lenox, combining to give up nine hits and walk 12 batters.

Todd Stoaks and Brown each drove in one run, as Stoaks hit an RBI double int he first inning.

Mount Ayr 8, Corning

CORNING — Mount Ayr plated three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pick up a Pride of Iowa Conference win over Corning here on Wednesday.

Wes Schnoor picked up the win for the Raiders.

Keegan Longabaugh started for Corning, but lasted just two innings, as Lance Swartz came in to pitch the final five innings, striking out five and giving up just one earned run.

Swartz also drove in two runs, while Ryan Carlson and Bryan Pearson each finished with one RBI.

“All in all, it was one of our better played games of the year,” Corning head coach Pete Nett said. “We did miss a couple of pop ups, but we also got some big outs in the field. Lance did a tremendous job in relief again. He has been the hard luck loser more times than I can count.”

Mount Ayr statistics were unavailable at press time.

Bedford 22,

Corning 9

CORNING — Bedford scored in all but the sixth inning of a big win over Corning here Tuesday.

Drey Barton took the loss for Corning, as he split pitching duties with Clint Mullen, Spencer Bull and William Roberts.

Ryan Carlson had two singles and drove in three runs for Corning, while Ryan Allison and Cody McMann each drove in one run. Roberts finished with two hits.

“We simply didn’t pitch well enough to truly compete,” Corning coach Pete Nett said. “Our four pitchers combined to walk 20 batters, and you are usually not going to be competitive in very many games when you are putting that many runners on base without making the other team put the ball in play.”

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