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Area softball roundup: Clarke, Central Decatur split week

Clarke 7, Centerville 3

OSCEOLA – Clarke beat Centerville 7-3 Saturday.

After a 1-1 tie until the third inning, Centerville scored two in the third, but the Lady Indians responded with three in the bottom half to take a 4-3 lead. Clarke scored three more in the bottom of the fifth to extend its lead.

Sadie Marker and Kiaya Dunbar each scored two runs. Dunbar also hit a home run.

Decatur 4, Nodaway
Valley 2

LEON – Nodaway Valley fell to Pride of Iowa rival Central Decatur 4-2 Friday.

The Wolverines scored one in the top of the first but trailed after the Cardinals put up two in the second. Again in the fourth, Nodaway Valley scored one, but Central Decatur responded with two more in the bottom half of the inning.

Eily Hall recorded three hits for the Cardinals. Emily Cornell drove in two runs on two hits, both doubles.

Carlisle 10, Clarke 2

CARLISLE – Clarke fell to Carlisle 10-2 Friday.

The Lady Indians took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Carlisle’s offense scored four runs in the second and third innings. The Wildcats added two more runs in the fifth.

Sadie Marker recorded three of Clarke’s six hits. Kaityln Halsband and Marker each tallied a double as well.

Southeast Warren 3, Central
Decatur 0

LEON – Central Decatur lost a low-scoring game 3-0 to Southeast Warren Thursday.

The Warhawks were able to scratch three runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings to take the 3-0 win.

Central Decatur had one base hit. Carlee Hamilton tallied a single.

Lamoni 6, Murray 5

LAMONI – Murray lost a one-run game 6-5 to Lamoni Thursday.

The Lady Mustangs took a 1-0 lead after the first, but Lamoni responded with a run of its own in the second. Both teams scored one run in the third with Murray scoring three in the fourth. Lamoni had a two-run inning in the sixth to edge out a win.

Jayda Chew tallied three hits and drove in three RBIs.

Decatur 13, Chariton 3 (5)

LEON – Central Decatur blew past Chariton Wednesday with a five inning 13-3 win in five innings.

Chariton led 3-0 after two and a half innings before Central Decatur scored two in the bottom half. After the third, Central Decatur scored seven in the fourth and four in the fifth for the mercy-rule win.

Kylee Rockhold and Riley Bell each drove in four hits for the Cardinals. Bell also pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs.

Wayne 9, Central Decatur 0

WAYNE – Central Decatur lost 9-0 to Wayne Tuesday.

Wayne took a lead in the second inning, scoring three runs and backing that up with five in the third. The Falcons added another in the sixth inning. Central Decatur was stifled offensively, with Hall recording the only hit of the game.

Clarke 7, Martensdale-St Marys 0

MARTENSDALE – Clarke rolled through Martensdale-St Marys 7-0 Wednesday.

In a game that remained scoreless for three innings, Clarke scratched one run in the fourth inning. The Blue Devils stayed quiet while the Lady Indians put up five in the sixth inning and one in the seventh.

Emma Bolton pitched four innings and Alexis Watson threw three. The duo combined to allow one hit while striking out 11.

Van Meter 7, Clarke 5

OSCEOLA – Clarke lost a close 7-5 game to Van Meter Tuesday.

Clarke busted open a two-inning scoreless game with three runs in the bottom of the third. Van Meter responded with two in the top of the fourth. Clarke did the same in the fifth, but the Bulldogs put up three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to take a late lead.

Dunbar had three hits with three RBIs and a home run.

Murray 11, Diagonal 1 (5)

MURRAY – Murray mercy-ruled Diagonal 11-1 in five innings Tuesday.

The Murray offense had things rocking from the beginning, scoring five runs in the first inning and one in the second. Again in back-to-back innings, the Lady Mustangs added scored. Two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth ended the game early.

Emma Decker tallied two base hit and three RBIs. Calliegh Klein also drove in two runs. Bailey Frederick pitched all five innings, allowing two hits and one earned run while striking out six.

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