LENOX — Walks and errors were the downfall of the Corning Red Raiders in their district loss to Villisca here Saturday.
Only five of the 16 Villisca runs were earned.
Lance Swartz took the loss, going two innings with four earned runs and two strikeouts. Keegan Longabaugh threw 2 1/3 innings of relief with one earned run and four strikeouts and Bryan Pearson pitched 2 2/3 innings with no earned runs and four strikeouts.
Lane Peterson doubled and drove in two runs, while Ryan Carlson singled and drove in two. Swartz singled with one RBI, as did Cody McMann. Clint Mullen also drove in a run.
“We put the ball in play most of the night, and gave ourselves a chance offensively,” Corning head coach Pete Nett said. “In the end, however, our downfall was the same things that hurt us all year. We gave them too many walks to let guys get on base, and we made too many errors to not get out of innings that should have been over. We simply needed to field the ball better.”
Corning ends the season with a mark of 2-25.
MURRAY — Both teams filled up the stat sheet as Murray outlasted Wayne in a wild 23-22 win here Thursday.
The Mustangs collected 26 hits as a team.
Cody Scroggie went 5-for-5 with three RBI and three stolen bases. Corey McCracken was 4-5 with four RBI and four runs scored. Braydon Held went 3-6 with three RBI.
Austin Halls finished 3-5 with four runs scored, while Sam Rockhold went 3-4 with four runs. Pat Kilmer went 1-3 with two RBI. Justin Jones was 3-3 with two RBI. Raymond Barlage was 2-5 with two runs scored and Dalton Winship went 1-3 with two RBI, including the game-winning hit.
“Tonight was the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of,” Murray head coach Travis Held said. “We jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, then Wayne came right back to take the lead 11-4 after three. It was back and forth all night, and going into the bottom of the seventh inning, we were down 22-21. We were able to load the bases in the seventh and Dalton Winship came through with the game winning hit.”
Lenox 12, Villisca 0
VILLISCA — Spencer Brown pitched a no-hitter with seven walks and nine strikeouts in the 12-0 win here Thursday.
Brown also drove in two runs at the plate, but it was Dusten Reed who did the most damage at the plate, driving in four runs.
Todd Stoaks went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Caleb Lange doubled and drove in one run, while Dustin Gordon finished with one RBI. Mitchell Brown went 2-4.
The Tigers committed no errors in the win, improving to 16-10 for the season.