Interstate 35 5, Mount Ayr 4
MOUNT AYR — Friday’s Pride of Iowa Conference game here between Interstate 35 and Mount Ayr featured a pair of lefty pitchers battling to the end.
Seven innings wasn’t enough to decide a winner, as Interstate 35 came out on top 5-4 in eight innings.
Mount Ayr senior Quency Vos held Interstate 35 scoreless through six innings, but the Raiders were locked in a 0-0 tie with the Roadrunners until Rhett Murphy hit an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Interstate 35 answered for three runs in the top of the seventh inning, however. All three runs were unearned.
But Vos helped his own cause in the bottom of the seventh inning, stroking a two-run single into right field to send the game to extra innings.
Vos came up just short of pitching the complete game for eight innings, as Levi Jarred came in to record the final out of the inning after Vos gave up two runs in the top of the eighth. Vos finished with seven hits allowed, five walks and 12 strikeouts.
Mount Ayr tried to stage one last comeback, but managed only one run on a Jarred RBI groundout, as Zach Goering finished the complete game for the Roadrunners.
Mormon Trail 5
HUMESTON — Orient-Macksburg picked up a Bluegrass Conference win here on Thursday, defeating Mormon Trail 14-5.
Jordan Thompson went 4-for-4 at the plate for the Bulldogs with a double, home run and four runs batted in. Thompson also stole three bases.
Jesse Johnson finished 3-3 with two runs scored and four stolen bases, while Dylan Nichols went 3-4 with three runs scored.
Chantz Davidson pitched the complete game, giving up five runs on six hits with four walks and seven strikeouts. Davidson also went 4-5 at the plate.
Friday’s conference game against Murray was rained out.