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Area softball roundup: Clarke drops three straight, Murray's struggles continue

Interstate 35 10, Central Decatur 0

LEON – Central Decatur fell to Interstate 35 10-0 in five innings Monday.

I-35 scored one in the first before six more in the second inning. A three-run fifth inning put the game out of reach.

The Cardinals were held hitless against the Roadrunners.

Moulton-Udell 11, Murray 1

MOULTON – Murray fell to Moulton-Udell 11-1 Friday.

Murray stats were unavailable time of press.

Central Decatur 11, East Union 0

AFTON – East Union lost to Central Decatur 11-0 in five innings Thursday.

The Cardinals took a four-run lead in the first inning before expanding it to 7-0 after two. East Union struggled offensively, tallying two hits on the night.

TJ Fallis recorded three hits and one RBI. Spencer Smith pitched four innings, striking out three and allowing two hits.

EBF 9, Clarke 1

EDDYVILLE – Clarke lost to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 9-1 Thursday.

Tied at one through the first inning, the Rockets scored two in the second and four in the third. EBF added two more in the fifth inning to extend the lead.

Mathew Dudney, Nick Neer and Trevor Boyce recorded one hit each, totalling all three hits for the Indians.

Mormon Trail 11, Murray 1

MURRAY – Murray lost 11-1 in six innings to Mormon Trail Thursday night.

A 1-1 tie after the first inning was the closest the Mustangs got to holding a lead. The Saints put up six runs in the second inning and never looked back.

Tivon Spurgeon and Jadyn Patton each pitched one inning, with Spurgeon allowing one earned run. Brycen Wookey pitched four innings, allowing 10 earned runs and stuck out eight.

Martensdale-St Marys 12, Clarke 2

OSCEOLA – Clarke fell to Class 1A No. 1 Martensdale-St Marys 12-2 in six innings Wednesday.

The Blue Devils took a 5-0 lead after the second inning. Martensdale-St Marys added two runs in the fifth and five runs in the sixth. Clarke put up two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Casey Kindred recorded both RBIs, coming off a home run in the sixth.

Lamoni 6, Central Decatur 4

LAMONI – Central Decatur lost a close game 6-4 to Lamoni Wednesday.

The Cardinals took a 3-0 game in the second inning. Lamoni scored two in the fourth and four in the sixth. Central Decatur tallied one in the top of the sixth.

Michel Evertsen recorded one hit and two RBIs. Devin Adams tallied two hits and one RBI.

Moravia 13, Murray 3

MORAVIA – Murray lost to Moravia Tuesday night, losing 13-3.

Murray fell behind 4-0 after two innings before scoring one in the third and two in the fifth inning.

Gauge Mongar tallied two hits while Andrew Roe drove in two runs.

Martensdale-St Marys 10- Central Decatur 0

LEON – Central Decatur fell to Class 1A No. 1 Martensdale-St Marys 10-0 in five innings Tuesday, June 30.

Central Decatur held the Blue Devils scoreless until the third. Martensdale-St Marys scored two in the third, one in the fourth and seven in the fifth.

Central Decatur was held hitless in the five-inning game.

Knoxville 10, Clarke 2

OSCEOLA – Clarke fell to Knoxville 10-2 Monday, June 29.

Clarke held a 1-0 lead through three innings. Knoxville took a lead after a three-run fourth inning, five runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth.

The Indians recorded three hits on the night. Zethann May doubled while Jayden Giza and Will Smith singled.

East Union 15, Murray 5

MURRAY – Murray was run-ruled Monday, June 29 against East Union, losing 15-5.

East Union had a 4-0 lead before Murray scored its first run in the third inning. Five runs int he fifth and three runs in both the sixth and seventh inning buried the Mustangs, who struggled to climb out of the early hole.

Brycen Wookey went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. He also had two walks.

Central Decatur 17, Mormon Trail 4

GARDEN GROVE – Central Decatur knocked off Mormon Trail 17-4 in four innings Monday, June 29.

The Cardinals jumped out early with seven runs in the first. Two more in the second and eight in the fourth ended the game early.

Matthew Boothe, Michel Evertsen, David Walker and Spencer Smith all drove in two runs.

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