Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


July 13, 2013

Effingham, Teutopolis advance at district tournament

It was a night of rematches at the District 23 Senior Legion tournament Friday night, with Effingham Post 120 taking on Robinson Post 69 and Teutopolis Post 924 facing Vandalia Post 95 for the second time this week.

Effingham and Teutopolis were originally scheduled to meet each other, but scheduling errors forced the bracket to be redrawn.

Both teams shook it off, however, and advanced to the second round of the winner's bracket. Teutopolis will take on Olney at 1 p.m. today, while Effingham will face the winner of the Salem/Patoka game at 4 p.m. Salem and Patoka face off at 10 a.m. today.

Effingham handles RobinsonThings were quiet for the first three innings of the Effingham/Robinson game, with Devin Mayfield and Lukas Jones pitching three shutout innings.

There was one main difference from then on: Mayfield kept it up, while Jones fell apart and Effingham took advantage en route to an 11-2 win.

Effingham scored five runs in both the fifth and sixth inning, and had a chance to end the game via the 10-run mercy rule in the seventh inning. Robinson responded with two runs, and kept the game going.

The Effingham rally got going in the fourth thanks to a pair of breaks. Alec Quandt struck out with one out, but reached on a dropped third strike. Devin Wright then reached on an error.

Drew Levitt took advantage with an RBI double, and Clayton Ruckman drove in a run with a groundout. Dirk Levitt singled in a run, and then three straight walks and a wild pitch made it 5-0 with just two hits in the inning.

Wright doubled to lead off the fifth and advanced to third on a Drew Levitt bunt single, and both scored on an error on Ruckman's ground ball. Preston Walker drove in Dirk Levitt, and Nate McDonald drove in to to make it 10-0.

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