Central Decatur 16, Moulton-Udell 0 (4)
LEON – Central Decatur rolled through Moulton-Udell 16-0 in its season opener Monday.
The Cardinals’ offense pushed three runs across in the first innings before exploding with 13 in the second, leading to an early final in four innings.
TJ Fallis led the team in hits, going a perfect 3-for-3 with three singles. Michel Evertsen, David Walker and Matthew Boothe each had two hits, combing for six RBIs on the night.
Haden Leymaster, Tate Hill and Boothe had triples while Evertsen tacked on a double for the extra base hits.
The bats did not prosper much from the walk, only drawing three. CD struck out five times in a night where it had 11 hits in 24 at-bats.
On the mound, CD pitched Boothe, Devin Adams and Jaxson Cornett. The trio allowed four hits, three walks, and struck out seven.
Chariton 4, Clarke 1
CHARITON – Clarke lost to Chariton in its season opener, falling 4-1 to the South Central Conference opponent,
The Indians held a lead at 1-0 through two innings, but surrendered what was then a tie game in the sixth inning. Chariton tacked on three in the bottom half of the sixth to take the lead and held strong in the final frame for the win.
Matthew Sickels had two singles, going 2-for-3 as the only Indian to get multiple hits. Casey Kindred, Garrett Diehl and Jayden Giza each drew a walk.
Giva had the lone RBI of the night for Clarke.
Kindred pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs and one walk. He struck out nine batters and gets the losing decision.
Wayne 12, Murray 0 (4)
WAYNE – Wayne beat Murray Monday night 12-0 in a four inning run-rule shortened game.
The Mustangs were unable to limit the big innings, with Wayne putting six runs on the board twice – in the bottom of the second and in the bottom of the fourth.
Murray had one hit – a single from Lane Cruickshank. Brycen Wookey had a walk.
Gage Mongar pitched two innings, giving up two earned runs and three walks while striking out one. Avery Flaherty threw 1 1/3 innings and Kace Patton tossed 2/3 of an inning.