Casey Smith

Moravia's Casey Smith celebrates after hitting a single against Lamoni.

BASEBALL

Moravia 9, Mormon Trail 4

MORAVIA — The Mohawks were finally able to get back on the field after a couple of rainouts and would pick up their first win of the season on Thursday.

Moravia was trailing 3-1 after three innings before scoring three in the fourth, one in the fifth and four more in the sixth to pull away with the victory.

Cason Butz started the game on the mound, going three innings while giving up three runs on five hits with two strikeouts. Hunter Arbogast would replace Butz and get the win after pitching the remaining four innings giving up one run on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

The middle of the Mohawk lineup did a lot of damage with Wil Martin, Casey Smith and Arbogast each having two hits on the night. They also got a good contribution from eighth grader Riley Hawkins, who went 1-for-2 with two RBIs at the bottom of the order.

Moravia (1-2) travels to face Moulton-Udell (1-1) on Friday at 6 p.m.

*Seymour vs Twin Cedars baseball score and stats were not available at time of print

SOFTBALL

Moravia 11, Mormon Trail 1

MORAVIA — After suffering a 13-1 loss the previous night against Grand View Christian, the Lady Mohwks bounced back nicely with a 10-run victory of their own against Mormon Trail.

Anaya Keith had herself a heck of a game for Moravia, giving up just one run in the circle on one hit with five walks and 10 strikeouts. At the plate, Keith would go 2-for-3 with five RBIs. Isabel Hanes would go 3-for-3 while Mikayla Fritz, Jessica Self and Destiny Nathaniel would each have multiple hits on the night.

Moravia collected 14 hits in the game but only one of them would go for extra bases.

Moravia (2-2) will have a busy weekend as they play in the Murray Tournament starting on Friday at 4 p.m.

Twin Cedars 10, Seymour 0

BUSSEY — The Warriorette bats were kept quite as they were held to just two hits in their shutout loss.

Nadia Howell and Natalee Watters each had one hit as the rest of the team went 0-for-15 against Twin Cedars freshman Grace Bailey.

Twin Cedars would score seven runs in the first two innings before walking it off in the fifth inning by triggering the 10-run rule.

Thayda Houser took the loss for Seymour after tossing 4 1/3 innings and giving up seven hits and five walks with eight strikeouts.

The Lady Sabers improved to 6-0 on the early season.

Seymour (1-2) will also be at the Murray Tournament that starts on Friday at 4 p.m.

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at cpeters@dailyiowegian.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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Colin Peters has been a sports writer at the Daily Iowegian since May 2017