Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


July 1, 2013

Potent offense leads Shelby County to weekend sweep

Shelby County posts 289/611/725 had an undefeated weekend behind a high-scoring offense, sweeping doubleheaders against Oblong and Macon County.

The weekend effort yielded 40 runs over four games for Shelby County.Shelby started off Saturday with a 12-1 win, as Christian Vonderheide struck out eight, Gunner Theis knocked in three runs and Andrew Hawkins and Luke McConnell each drove in two runs.

The bats stayed alive in game two, as Hawkins drove in three runs as part of a 10-5 win over Oblong. Jake Keown and Theis also drove in two runs each.

Sunday's games brought a bit more compeition, but no change in production as Shelby started the day with a 10-4 win over Macon County. Vonderheide, Theis, Hayden Cole and Aaron White each drove in two runs, with Vonderheide hitting a home run on the game.

The weekend's final game was also the closest, as Macon County attempted a late comeback but fell 8-7 to Shelby County. Luke Hatfield was the star, driving in four runs on the game with a home run.

Shelby County travels to Arthur to face Moultrie County at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for one nine-inning game.

Shelby County 003 81 12 14 2

Oblong 000 01 1 2 1

WP - Vonderheide LP - Jones

SC: Baker (1-3, 2B, R); Keown (2-4, 2B, RBI, R); Theis (1-3, 3 RBI, R, SB); Yockey (2-3, 2B, RBI, R); McConnell (1-3, 2 RBI, R); Helton (1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R); Moore (2-2, 2 R); White (1-1, RBI)

Shelby County 200 114 2 10 21 1

Oblong 102 200 0 5 4 0

WP - White LP - Demarzo

SC: Vonderheide (2-4, 2B, 2 R); Keown (3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R); Theis (3-5, 2 RBI, 2 R); Cole (3-3, 2 2B, RBI, 3 R); Hawkins (4-5, 3 RBI); Baker (3-3, RBI); Moore (2-3, R); McConnell (1-1)

Macon County 013 000 0 4 8 3

Shelby County 102 412 X 10 8 5

WP - Helton LP - Duff

SC: Vonderheide (3-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R); Keown (0-3, RBI, R); Theis (1-2, 2 RBI, R); Cole (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI); Yockey (0-3, RBI, R); Miller (1-3, R); Moore (1-1, 2 R); White (1-2, 2 RBI)

Macon County 020 203 0 7 10 1

Shelby County 104 300 X 8 5 2

WP - Keown LP - Frank SV - Theis

SC: Yockey (1-3, 2 R); Hatfield (3-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R); McConnell (0-1, RBI); Miller (1-2, RBI)

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