It took two different types of games, but Effingham grabbed a pair of Apollo Conference wins against Mt. Zion Saturday.
Effingham led for the majority of game one, but lost the lead in the seventh inning, going down 7-6 after leading 6-4 heading into the frame.
But Effingham rallied for two runs in the seventh and grabbed the win. Alex Carie had two RBIs and three walks, while Devin Mayfield, Drew Levitt, Trenton Frey, Kennan Mahaffey and Matt Steffen each knocked in a run.
Mayfield earned the win in game one with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, and kept going in game two, tossing a complete game in a 4-1 win.
He allowed four hits in seven innings, striking out three. Levitt had an RBI had went 2-for-2, while Carter Hayes drove in two runs of his own.
The Flaming Hearts host North Clay this afternoon.
Game 1: Effingham 8, Mt. Zion 7
WP - Mayfield LP - Flaugher
Effingham: Carie (1-1, 2 RBI, 2B, 2 R, 3 BB); Mayfield (1-3, RBI, BB); Levitt (2-4, RBI); Hayes (1-3, 2 R); Frey (0-2, RBI, R, BB); Steffen (1-2, RBI); Mahaffey (0-2, RBI, R)
Mt. Zion 000 100 01 4 3
Effingham 120 100 X 4 6 3
WP - Mayfield LP - Durand
Effingham: Carie (1-3); Mayfield (1-3); Levitt (2-2, RBI, 2 R); Walker (1-2); Hayes (0-2, 2 RBI); Frey (1-3, R)
Bulldogs shut out Lions
Alex Hoelscher, Zach Gardewine and Ben Hecht pitched seven innings of two-hit ball as St. Anthony bested Marshall 3-0 Saturday at Paul Smith Field.
Neither Hoelscher nor Hecht allowed a hit in their five innings of work, as they each struck out five. Gardewine allowed two hits in two innings while striking out four. Hoelscher walked two in three innings, and Hecht walked three in two innings.
Gardewine doubled for the lone extra-base hit for the Bulldogs on the day. Hecht drove in a run and singled on the day, while Jacob Schuette had an RBI without recording a hit.
Jacob Lorenz, Austin Bushur, Eli Dasenbrock and Hoelscher each had a single on the day.
The Bulldogs host Dieterich this afternoon.
Marshall 000 000 0 0 2 1
St. Anthony 300 000 X 3 7 1
WP - Hoelscher LP - Osborn SV - Hecht
St. Anthony: Lorenz (1B); Hecht (1B, RBI); Schuette (RBI); Gardewine (2B); Lorenz (1B); Bushur (1B); Dasenbrock (1B)