Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Sports

April 9, 2013

Floyd fuels Windsor past Dieterich

DIETERICH -- Through five innings of play, Windsor had generated just one hit at the plate, yet the scoreboard read 4-0 in favor of the Lady Blue Devils. Dieterich walked six batters in the second inning alone, allowing Windsor to take an easy lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.

Lindsay Floyd fanned 14 Lady Maroon batters on the afternoon as Windsor picked up a convincing 7-1 victory on the road.

Dieterich’s Heidi Thoele retired her first three batters of the game, but struggled with control in the second inning. Three of the first four Windsor batters reached first on balls, before Allie Bridges’ RBI single with the bases loaded gave the Lady Blue Devils their first hit and first run on the scoreboard. Thoele walked the next two Windsor batters, allowing Kassy Strowmatt and Mercedez Austin to reach home and give the Lady Blue Devils a 3-0 lead.

“I tell our kids, ‘Don’t swing above the belt,’” Windsor coach Brian Lee said. “‘Make sure they are throwing strikes.’”

Sydney Higgs entered the game for the Lady Maroons after 1.1 innings of action from Thoele. She walked Floyd, her first batter, to plate Bridges and give Windsor a 4-0 advantage. Higgs got Whitney Kuhl to hit into a double play on the ensuing at bat, but the damage was done.

“They only had one or two hits,” Lady Maroons coach Scott Kocher said. “We got down early and it was just tough to come back, we couldn’t seem to muster much offense early on.”

Chalk that up to the effort of Floyd on the mound. Dieterich got one hit in each of the next four innings, but was never able to cross home plate.

Despite Floyd’s sterling, 14-strikeout performance, Lee said she wasn’t even pitching her best stuff.

“I told our assistant coach that she wasn’t throwing as hard today,” he said. “Part of that is because she’s tired. But she’s a warrior out there, her ball moves a lot.”

Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • 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.

    April 14, 2014

  • DSC_0281.JPG 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.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Herrmann.jpg Bulldogs blow out BCCH 21-2

    St. Anthony base runners were active on Wednesday, taking 20 extra bags by steals or passed balls during the Bulldogs' 21-2 rout.
    Morgan Gardewine finished among the most greedy, scoring twice on passed balls in a 10-run third inning, while collecting one steal and advancing two other times.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • Deters.jpg A Deters dynasty

    Seven years after her sister committed to Lake Lake College, Jillian Deters did the same.
    The National Trail Conference most valuable player will play her college basketball for the Lakers, a program she knows almost inside and out after watching her sister, Mallory, play for them.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • ZGardewine.jpg Gardewine sharp in St. Anthony win

    St. Anthony kept the pressure on from the get-go both on the mound and the basepaths and beat the reigning NTC champion South Central Cougars 8-2.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bky0obWIIAABb49.jpg Stew-Stras' Vonderheide headed to College of the Ozarks

    It's not fair to say Windsor/Stew-Stras' Christian Vonderheide has been planning on attending College of the Ozarks since he was 13 years old.
    But the seed was planted when the senior righty first attended the Sho-Me Baseball Camp as a 13-year-old, establishing a relationship with the college and the coaching staff over the years.
    He made it official last month, inking his letter of commitment to play for the NAIA school in Point Lookout, Mo.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Borries.jpg Lady Shoes rout Raiders 10-0

    Teutopolis overcame a slow start, got hitting up and down the lineup and took out Central A&M 10-0 Tuesday in five innings.

    April 9, 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.