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Clarke/area baseball and softball roundup: 6-5-18

BLOOMFIELD — Clarke Lady Indians softball experienced a power surge in an 11-2 win over Davis County Tuesday, May 29.

In Sadie Marker's 2-for-5 day at the plate, she smashed two homers over the fence, had three RBIs and scored three runs.

Also adding home runs were Emma Bolton and Audrey Kindred, both of which were the first career varsity homers for both. Bolton was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a double.

Clarke stole six bases, as Ashlynn Oehlert and Kiaya Dunbar both stealing two apiece.

OSCEOLA — Clarke won a pitcher's dual Wednesday, May 30 as Alexis Watson out-pitched Wayne's Haylee Fortune in a 3-1 home win.

Watson struck out four batters, allowed seven hits and walked two as Wayne's lone run came in the third.

Clarke scored two runs the the third and another in the fourth.

Sidney Marker, Bolton and Kindred each contributed an RBI as Dunbar, Oehlert and Alivea Bakley scored Clarke's runs.

ANKENY — Thursday, the Lady Indians battled with Ankeny and came out on the short end of a 10-3 result.

Sadie Marker recorded the lone RBI for Clarke and Chynna Beydler and Hailee Fry both went 2-for-3 at the plate and Fry added a double.

BALLARD — Alexis Watson pitched a two-hit gem in a 6-0 victor at Ballard Friday.

Watson struck out five hitters and only used 92 pitches without issuing a walk to pick up her fifth win of the season. Watson owns a 0.68 ERA over 31 innings.

Fry and Bolton each contributed two RBIs apiece. Botlon was 2-for-3 with two doubles.

Kindred and CeJay Blakely were both attributed with an RBI.

Clarke dropped a 7-2 decision to Central City Friday.

Emma Bolton went 2-for-4 at the plate and Sadie Marker contributed the lone RBI.

Jayden Miller pitched two scoreless innings in the loss.

The Lady Indians lost at Knoxville 3-2 Monday. No stats were available.

Baseball looking for first win

BLOOMFIELD — Clarke dropped a 13-3 decision at Davis County Thursday and a hard-fought 6-4 decision at Woodward-Granger Friday.

The Indians were scheduled to play in a tournament at Martensdale-St. Marys over the weekend, but the tourney was cancelled due to weather.

Casey Kindred blasted his first varsity home run, a two-run shot in the loss to Davis County. Davis County scored four runs in the third, sixth in the fourth and three more in the fifth to overcome Clarke's 3-0 lead.

Payton Winship was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the loss. Conner Deutsch, Taylor Henry, Dalton Stubbe, Will Smith and Matthew Stickels all contributed a hit.

Winship struck out four DC batters in three innings of work, but took the loss.

WOODWARD — Clarke put a run on the board in the sixth and two more in the seventh, but couldn't complete the comeback in a 6-4 loss to Woodward-Granger Thursday.

The Indians outhit W-G 10-5, as Casey Kindred hit batted 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Mathew Dudney went 2-for-4 and Matthew Stickels was 2-for-2. Evan Hagen also had a hit and drove in a run.

Conner Deutsch and Kindred both pitched, with Deutsch taking the loss despite striking out five and allowing five hits in 4 1/3 innings.

KNOXVILLE — Clarke dropped to 0-7 with a 9-1 loss at Knoxville Monday.

Stickels had the lone two hits for Clarke and Winship took the pitching loss.

Area baseball/softball

Murray baseball dropped to 0-5 with a 17-0 loss to Mount Ayr on Monday.

As of Monday, Payton Flaherty led the Mustangs with six hits in 15 at-bats, had two doubles a team-high five RBIs.

Jimmy Graham is 5-for-16 for the Mustangs. Logan Werner is hitting 4-for-10. Eighth-grader Brycen Wookey is 4-for-15 with a team-high three doubles.

Reece Held owned a 1.45 ERA and nine strikeouts through 9 2/3 innings pitched.

Interstate 35 baseball sat with a 4-4 record through Monday. Full statistics were unavailable.

Central Decatur baseball sat 5-2 after Monday's 5-4 loss to Moravia.

I-35 softball has picked up a number of surprisingly effective performers early during a 5-5 start.

Before dropping consecutive games to Van Meter, Perry and Melcher-Dallas, the Roadrunners were led to a hot start by freshman pitcher Ava Knoll and several young bats.

Knoll owns a 5-3 record and 51 strikeouts in 45 innings of work.

Freshman Summer Pasutti already has a three-home run game under a belt (against Chariton, which helped her earn South Central Iowa Softball player of the week honors). She is hitting .571 with five doubles and 12 RBIs (as of Monday).

Senior Lilly Miller is hitting .583 and has six doubles. Fellow senior Laynie Duff, playing for the Roadrunners for the first time since freshman year, is hitting at a clip of .500 and has whacked six doubles.

Kate Stanley is leading the team with her .619 batting average and has seven RBIs.

Central Decatur softball owned a 2-6 record as of Monday evening.

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