(Greenfield) The Nodaway Valley baseball team kept their season alive with a 6-1 win over West Central Valley on Tuesday night. A team that was not known particularly for their pitching throughout the regular season has gotten back to back strong games on the hill to advance in the district tournament.
Nodaway Valley's 6-1 win on Tuesday came thanks in large part to Casey Ladd's performance on the mound. The sophomore fired five shut out innings and only gave up three hits and a walk. He lowered his season ERA to 4.53 and now has a 2-2 record. Pitching was very solid for Nodaway Valley in their first round win over Central Decatur on Saturday. The Wolverine's got five shut out innings from Jackson Lamb in the 1-0 win. Lamb only gave up one hit while Trevor Jameson came on for two scoreless inning of relief and allowed only two hits.
Offensively on Tuesday the top of the order got the job done as they combined for five of the team's six hits. Trevor Jameson finished 2-3 with three runs driven in. Leadoff man Zach Eblen posted a pair of RBI's.
Despite losing four of their last five regular season games the Wolverines find themselves in a district final matchup. The 13-13 Wolverines will play familiar foe Interstate-35 in Truro on Saturday. I-35 comes in with a 14-11 overall record and a 13-6 win over Nodaway Valley in the regular season under their belt.
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