Mt. Ayr 6, Murray 3
MURRAY — Quency Vos pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts and one walk as Mount Ayr defeated Murray Monday night, 6-3.
“We were able to get some run support for Quency in the seventh inning, when we scored six runs in our final at-bat,” Raider coach Tanner Rinehart said.
The rally overcame a 3-1 Murray lead. Nick Wurster was 2-of-4 with a double and two RBI, Erik Freed was 2-4 with a run, Jacob Taylor hit a solo home run and scored two runs and Levi Jarred had an RBI single in the seventh-inning rally.
Zabe Hatfield pitched 6 2/3 innings for Murray with eight strikeouts and three walks. He allowed five hits. Kenny Boles was 2-=3 with an RBI.
The Raiders host Lenox today, with varsity action first followed by “a few” JV innings due to Lenox’s low numbers.
Lenox 15, Essex 5
LENOX — Caleb Lange hit a home run, double and knocked in five runs as Lenox rolled past Essex Monday 15-5, including an eight-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth.
Jared Hensley had two hits with four stolen bases for the Tigers. Spencer Brown clubbed two doubles in driving in two runs, and Kaleb Anderson finished with three RBI on a double and single. Dustyn Rauch and Todd Stoaks also had two hits and Dawson Tullberg hit a double.
Starting pitcher Dusten Reed allowed no earned runs with four hits allowed and six walks before Spencer Brown relieved him in the fourth. Brown had three strikeouts, not walks and no hits allowed in two shutout innings for Lenox (6-2).
Nodaway Valley 15,
East Union 3
AFTON — Nodaway Valley broke open a 5-3 game with a 10-run seventh inning to beat East Union 15-3 Thursday.
Nathan Andrews hit two home runs and drove in four runs for Nodaway Valley.
“It was a good game through six innings,” said East Union coach Dave Campbell. “We just need to stop making little errors that lead to runs.”
Sam Marnin pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Wolverines, allowing just four hits while compiling seven strikeouts and one walk. Trevor Jameson struck out four in 1 2/3 innings.
Colton Garside was 2-5 with a home run and three RBI for Nodaway Valley. Jackson Lamb was 2-4 with three RBI and Baley Shantz had two hits.
Mart-St. Marys 2,
LENOX — A two-run first inning held up as enough as state-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys beat Lenox Friday night, 2-1.
Lenox outhit Martensdale-St. Marys 5-2, but the Blue Devils had two double p;lays to stop Lenox rallied in the first and fourth innings.
Caleb Lange allowed only two hits with three strikeouts and three walks. The loss dropped Lenox to 3-1 in Pride of Iowa Conference play.
ORIENT — Orient-Macksburg managed three hits against Iowa Christian Academy in a 13-4 loss Friday.
Dylan Nichols hit a double and Jackson Mikkelsen had two singles for the Bulldogs. Nichols took the loss on the mound, pitching four innings with four hits allowed and two strikeouts.
SW Valley 16,
Interstate 35 9
TRURO — Colton Drake and Keegan Longabaugh each hit a triple, double and single for Southwest Valley in a 16-9 victory over Interstate 35 Friday night.
Longabaugh, Nick Frederick, Ryan Carlson and Joey Kernan each drove in two runs for the Timberwolves. Fredrick and Carlson each had three hits. Drey Barton and Kernan hit two singles. Lane Peterson had a hit and scored three runs.
Longabaugh was the winning pitchers with four innings pitched, one earned run, five hits, six strikeouts and three walks. Nick Frederick and Peterson pitched the first three innings. Peterson yielded only one earned run on one hit in 1 2/3 innings.
“We fell behind, but we got the bats rolling and really put a lot of nice swings on the ball,” said Southwest Valley coach Pete Nett. “We pounded out 19 hits, by far our largest total of the season.”