Teutopolis’ strength in the singles and double game propelled the Wooden Shoes to a sectional title and a trip to state this week. The Wooden Shoes tallied 25 points across two days at the Effingham Sectional, narrowly edging out Olney’s score of 22 points for the title. The Shoes had two doubles teams and a singles player qualify for state Friday, and that singles player kept it up Saturday. Holley Wright topped St. Anthony’s Jenny Walters 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the sectional title and took out Vandalia’s Hannah Blythe 6-1, 6-4 to earn the sectional singles championship.Walters defeated Olney’s Jaclyn Shan 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to earn third place in singles play.In doubles’ action, Teutopolis’ Ashley Hemmen and Taylor Deters were blanked 6-0, 6-0 by Olney’s Kelsey Shipman and Alex Kauble, while the Shoes’ Allison Vogt and Elena Breer defeated Olney’s Nicole Shan and Audrey Jansen 6-0, 6-2 to make the sectional title. They fell to Shipman and Kauble 6-3, 6-1. Deters and Hemmen downed Shan and Jansen 6-4, 6-1 for third place.St. Anthony took fifth place overall with 11 points, and Effingham tied for sixth with eight points. Teutopolis’ entire team qualifies for the state tournament beginning Thursday, while St. Anthony’s Jenny Walters punched her individual ticket by making the sectional semifinals.
Indians' bats too much for Eagles
An 11 a.m. start on Good Friday wasn't too early for Altamont, as the Indians pushed 10 across in the first frame and bested Newton 16-1 in five innings.
Power surge: Homers help Shoes beat Comets 8-4
Teutopolis broke open a close game with four home runs and remained undefeated with an 8-4 win over Stew-Stras/Windsor Thursday afternoon.
Cutts carries Cumberland to 4-3 win
His first three hits were no doubters, but Blayke Cutts’ fourth hit on Thursday was a high bouncer over the glove of Olney third baseman Peyton Billington to win in a walk-off.
McNamee: Questions about EIU's Jimmy G
The typical phrase used in situations like this, I think, is: “He shows potential.” I may not have believed anything I was saying, but at least he was in line to be a four-year starter; at least, he had that.
Pirates push past Flaming Hearts 10-2
It took a bit for the bats to warm up, but Cumberland made the necessary adjustments at the plate and took down Effingham 10-2 Wednesday afternoon.
Newton walks off against Dieterich
For the second straight game, Newton earned a win via the walkoff, this time as Caleb Chesnut drove in the game-winning run with two outs to down Dieterich 5-4.
Walsh, Bulldogs fend off Newton 17-8
Makayla Walsh played the role of starter and stopper.
She relieved St. Anthony pitcher Jenna Woltman, who was struggling to locate her pitches, and stopped the bleeding during a four-run fourth inning.
Flaming Hearts handle Olney
Effingham cruised to its second dual win of the year, taking all nine matches from Olney Tuesday afternoon.
Hearts 5th, St. A 8th at Troy
Effingham went 3-1 at the Troy Triad Invitational Saturday to earn fifth place overall, while crosstown counterpart St. Anthony went 1-3 and finished eighth.
Lady Shoes stay unbeaten
The Lady Shoes kept rolling at the Pinckneyville Showcase, winning both games and moving to a perfect 12-0.
Teutopolis fell behind 3-0 to Pinckneyville after one and it took them until the fourth to get on the board, but once they did, they put up 12 runs in three innings for the 12-6 win.
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