Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Sports

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.

Text Only
Sports
  • Vonderheid.jpg Vonderheide, W/SS win at Charleston 12-0

    Christian Vonderheide had the luxury of choosing which was better.
    It was either the grand slam, or a complete game shutout thrown by the right hander.
    “They are both pretty equal,” Vonderheide said. “Pitching is more of my thing. The grand slam I got lucky. I swung hard, and I was lucky enough for it to go over the fence."
    The win could be more important as Windsor/Stew-Stras pounded a 12-0 win over Charleston at CHS Field.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • czachorskimug.jpg Czachorski: Time to catch Cup fever

    I woke up early Friday morning and did something I never do these days -- I flipped on SportsCenter.
    It was the top of the 7 a.m. hour, and unshockingly, ESPN led with discussion of the playoffs.
    What left me flabbergasted was they were leading with the NHL playoffs, as I was truly unaware ESPN remembered that hockey was a sport.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • White2.jpg 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.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Schultz.jpg 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.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Cutts.jpg 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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • McNamee.jpg 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.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Booker.jpg 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.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bohnhoff.jpg 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.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Niebs.jpg 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.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Foreman.JPG Flaming Hearts handle Olney

    Effingham cruised to its second dual win of the year, taking all nine matches from Olney Tuesday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.