Mickey Stephens

Centerville's Mickey Stephens throws to first in a game against Davis County.

SOFTBALL

No. 12 Centerville 5, Van Buren 2

Van Buren 7, No. 12 Centerville 3

KEOSAUQUA — The Redettes came away with a split against Van Buren on Monday.

Claire Mathews was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two stolen bases in game one as Centerville used a four-run fourth inning to grab a 5-2 lead. Kathryn Carlyle and Teghan Maxwell both had a RBI while Alyssa McElvain pitched all seven innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts.

Both teams scored three runs in the first inning of game two but Van Buren would strike for two runs in the third and fourth inning to take the lead.

McElvain also pitched game two for the Redettes. She would give up seven runs, four earned, on eight hits with six strikeouts.

Mickey Stephens went a perfect 3-for-3 at the top of the order with a walk and two stolen bases. Carlyle, Taylor Shinn and Carly Mihalovich had RBIs in the first inning.

No. 12 Centerville (5-3) travels to No. 7 Albia (7-3) on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Moravia 3, Central Decatur 1

LEON — The Lady Mohawks’ last four games have been decided by three or less runs. Moravia was on the right side of this one, holding off a late Central Decatur rally.

Moravia scored one in the fourth before adding two in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead. Central Decatur scored one in the ninth before the Lady Mohawks would hold on for the win.

Moravia only had three hits on the night but their pitching would only allow four hits in a defensive game.

Moravia (4-4) host Murray (3-2) on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

*Moravia stats were not available at time of print

Southeast Warren 8, Seymour 0

SEYMOUR — The bats went cold on Monday night as Seymour were held to just three hits.

Southeast Warren got to Ori Trimble early in the circle as they would score all eight runs in the first two innings. Trimble would go 1 1/3 innings giving up seven runs on four hits with two walks.

Thayda Houser would come in for the remaining 5 2/3 innings doing a nice job only allowing one run on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

Seymour (3-4) will be on the road against Lamoni (0-1) on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

BASEBALL

Moravia 9, Central Decatur 2

LEON — An early flurry of runs was all both teams could muster as the Mohawks picked up their third straight win after dropping their first two.

Moravia scored eight runs in the first two innings behind their only three hits of the night. They also continue to work long at-bats as they drew nine walks.

On the flip side, Moravia’s pitching was solid, surrendering just three hits.

*Moravia stats were not available at time of print

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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