Exira/EH-K 9, Lenox 7
ELK HORN — Pitchers Jared Hansen, Drew Peppers and Tyler Jacobsen combined for 12 strikeouts and just three earned runs in Friday’s 9-7 victory over Lenox.
Caleb Lange hit two doubles and drove in two runs for Lenox (2-1). Spencer Brown also drove in two runs and pitched two innings, walking six but allowing only one earned run. Todd Stoaks relieved him in the third and drove in a run while going 2-of-4 at the plate.
SW Valley 6
TRURO — Rain halted Southwest Valley’s first game of the Interstate 35 tournament Saturday with Wayne beating the Wolverines 11-6 after a six-run sixth inning. The second game was rained out.
“We had a 6-5 lead going into the sixth, but we just couldn’t make the plays in the field we needed to hold it,” said Southwest Valley coach Pete Nett. “Nick Frederick did a nice job o the mound, keeping us in the game. Keegan Longabaugh had a monster day at the plate with two long home runs.”
Longabaugh finished with four RBIs and three runs scored in hitting the two homers. Frederick allowed six hits in 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and six walks. Lane Peterson yielded on run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning.
Central Decatur 2
LENOX — Caleb Lange struck out 13 batters in an 8-2 Lenox win over Central Decatur here on Monday.
Lange issued just three walks and gave up five hits, allowing no earned runs in the win.
Spencer Brown went 2-for-3 at the plate with one RBI, while Dusten Reed was 2-4 with a double and one RBI. Todd Stoaks drove in two runs for the Tigers.
Kaleb Anderson and Jared Hensley each plated one run, as Lenox improved to 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference.
Mormon Trail 5
ORIENT — Orient-Macksburg head baseball coach Tyler Peterson picked up the first win of his career here on Monday, as sophomore Joey Huntington walked the Bulldogs off with the winning hit in the bottom of the seventh.
Huntington’s hit scored Jordan Thompson with two outs to push the Bulldogs ahead 6-5 for the win.
Jackson Mikkelsen and Keaton Eslinger each hit a double for the Bulldogs.
Dylan Nichols picked up the win on the mound for Orient-Macksburg, striking out 11 and issuing just three walks, while allowing only three hits.
Orient-Macksburg returns to action at 4 p.m. today in a non-conference game against Winterset.
Mount Ayr 0
MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr recorded only four hits in an 11-0 home loss to Martensdale-St. Marys here on Monday.
Jacob Taylor, Weston Schnoor, Quency Vos and Rhett Murphy all singled for the Raiders in the loss.
Taylor took the loss on the mound, allowing seven runs on six hits with five walks and five strikeouts before being relieved in the sixth inning.
The Raiders return to action today with a home contest against Southwest Valley.