No. 9 Centerville 12, Chariton 1
No. 9 Centerville 16, Chariton 5
CHARITON — The bats were hot on the Centerville side as the Big Reds brought home 28 runs between the two games to end the conference season with a sweep.
"Great way to finish the conference season on the road,” Centerville head coach Ryan Hodges said. “We got great pitching and the bats came back alive. We had much better approaches at the plate and the atmosphere of the team was awesome all night. It was nice to get everyone in the game tonight, with everyone contributing.
Kayden Kauzlarich, Merrick Mathews and Otis Williams all had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Big Reds to a game one victory in five innings. McCain Oden got the start and the complete game win, giving up one unearned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
It was another big RBI game in the second half of the doubleheader as Centerville was led by huge performances from their pitching as well as hitting from Kolby Micetich and Mathews. Micetich would go 2-for-2 with a double, triple and seven RBIs while Mathews went 4-for-4 with five RBIs.
Myles Clawson pitched the first three innings before Brady Kauzlarich finished out the final four innings.
“We now have a little over a week off of games with the July 4 break but will work out for a few days to stay focused but also allow quality family time and to get rested up for a late surge,” Hodges said. “We are excited for the competition coming up to end the regular season against some very good ball clubs.”
No. 9 Centerville (19-3) get a little break before hitting the road and playing Oskaloosa (16-7) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Wayne 21, Moulton-Udell 6
CORYDON — This one was finished in the fourth inning as Wayne handed the Eagles their fifth straight loss while giving up more than 20 runs for the second time in a week.
The Moulton-Udell pitching had a difficult time finding the strike zone as they would surrender 14 walks to the Falcons with four different Eagles seeing time on the mound.
Moulton-Udell was able to draw seven walks of their own while Trent Rockwood, Caleb Martin, Hunter Hansen, Dakota Veldhuizen, Charles Gibson and Hunter Spring all had a RBI in the contest.
Moulton-Udell (5-14) host Keota (11-5) on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
*No. 12 Des Moines East vs Centerville score and stats were not available at time of print