Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


June 24, 2013

American Legion roundup

Post 120 fallsEffingham Post 120's Senior Legion team traveled to Bethalto for a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, but only got one game in before the rains came. Bethalto downed Effingham 6-2, as Post 120 fell to 6-2. Effingham fell behind early, as pitcher Tanner Traub gave up three runs in the second inning before recording an out. He settled down, and limited the damage to three in the frame, however.Post 120 responded in the next two innings, as Carter Hayes laced a two-out single in the third to score Devin Mayfield, and Trenton Frey drove in a run in the fourth on a fielder's choice to score Devin Wright. Bethalto put the game away in the sixth inning, scoring three more runs off Tanner Traub to put the game in the bag. Alec Quandt was 4-for-4 on the day to lead Effingham, registering four of the nine hits. Hayes was 1-for-4 with an RBI, while Nate McDonald, Drew Levitt, Devin Wright and Kennan Mahaffey each had a hit on the day. Effingham (5-6) is back in action this week, participating in Mattoon's Firecracker Invitational beginnign Wednesday against state champion Mattoon.

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Effingham: McDonald (1-4); Hayes (1-4, RBI); Quandt (4-4); Levitt (1-4); Wright (1-3, 2B, R); Frey (0-3, RBI); Mayfield (0-2, R, BB); Mahaffey (1-2)

Shelby Juniors struggle at plateThe bats for the Shelby County Posts 289/611/725 never got going in Junior Legion action, losing 3-0 to Macon County in game one of their scheduled doubleheader.Game two was never played as it was rained out. Mark Jones (Windsor/Stew-Stras) pitched well in defeat, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out one in a full seven innings. Shelby County's first five hitters went hitless on the day, as Tristan Warner, Derek Moshenrose and Blake Nichols had Shelby's only hits of the game. Macon County scored two runs in the third off Jones and one in the seventh as they kept Shelby's batters at bay. Shelby County competes in the Junior Division of Mattoon's Firecracker Classic this week, beginning, taking on Moultrie-Douglas today at 11 a.m. at Grimes Field and Danville at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Land College.

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Shelby County: Warner (1-3); Moshenrose (1-3); Nichols (1-2)


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  • 7-29NewtonOrientmain.JPG Newton's season ends in 14-4 loss

     Newton Post 20 almost pulled another comeback off against the Orient Miners, cutting a 5-1 deficit to 5-4 midway through Monday night’s game.
    But Newton’s Junior Legion Fifth Division tournament run came to an end, as Orient rattled off nine runs in the sixth inning and clinched a spot in the state tournament with a 14-4 win.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-28NewtonSundaygame2.JPG Comeback win keeps Post 20 alive in 10-7 win

    Newton Post 120 didn’t let a 4-1 deficit get to them against Highland Post 439, using a patient approach in the face of an elimination game.
    Three bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the third tied the game at 4-4, and with the bases loaded down 5-4 in the fourth, Tim Weber broke the game open with a two-run double and an error.
    By the time the dust settled, Newton led 10-5 heading to the sixth inning and would hold on to a 10-7 win to keep its season alive.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-28NewtonSundaygame1.JPG Salem deals Newton first divisional loss

    Mitch Bierman started off Newton Post 20’s game against Salem Post 128 with a bang Sunday afternoon, hitting a leadoff triple and scoring on the next batter.
    Post 20’s offense didn’t follow his lead from there, as Newton had just three more hits and no runs, and falling in a Junior Legion Fifth Division winner’s bracket game to Salem 12-1 in seven innings.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0725.JPG Newton Post 20 bests Belleville Post 58 in opener 6-1
    After a 9-3 loss to Breese Post 252 Gray Monday night, Newton Post 20 coach John Grunloh predicted the five-day break until the Junior Legion Fifth Division tournament would be good for his players, especially his pitchers. 
    Mitch Jansen proved his coach right, spinning a gem in Newton's opener Saturday afternoon as Post 20 made short work of Belleville Post 58 6-1. 

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • daughertyfootball.jpg Hearts to prep with Mattoon 7-on-7

    Two weeks ago, Effingham was supposed to start shaking off the rust with a 7-on-7 football tournament in Mattoon. Naturally, it rained and was canceled.
    So Saturday, the Flaming Hearts will head up to Mattoon and play their first 7-on-7 event of the season, taking part in an 10- team field with Mattoon, Rochester, Robinson, Marshall, Cahokia and Pleasant Plains from Illinois, with Terre Haute North and Northview coming from Indiana. Rochester is bringing two squads.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mammoser3.jpg Newton Post 20 plays Belleville Saturday

    With the District 23 tournament behind them, Newton Post 20 now knows its fate for the Fifth Division Junior Legion tournament this weekend in Bethalto.
    Newton will play Belleville Post 58 at 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Bethalto, in the third game of six on the day.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bateman.jpg Effingham's season comes to a close with 11-1 loss to Salem

    A 1-0 lead for Effingham Post 120 rapidly evaporated, and the post’s Junior Legion season came to an end with a 11-1 loss in five innings to Salem Post 128 Tuesday night.
    The game was for the final spot of District 23 in the divisional tournament, with Newton Post 20 and Breese Post 252 Gray punching their tickets by winning their district divisions.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bierman.jpg Newton Post 20 falls short against Breese Gray 9-3

    While the District 23 title ultimately exceeded Newton Post 20’s grasp, their season will continue in Bethalto.
    Newton took on Breese Post 252 Gray for the Junior Legion District 23 title as the two division winners, but Breese’s bats proved too much for Newton in an 9-3 loss for Post 20.
    “The innings where they put some runs on us, we gave them some extra outs,” said Newton coach John Grunloh. “You’ve got to make the plays when you play better teams.”

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Barnes3.jpg Barnes' one-hitter boosts Post 120; Effingham beats Dieterich 1-0

    Ryan Barnes hasn’t seen a lot of time with Effingham Post 120’s junior legion team this season, but he showed up in a big way Monday night in a 1-0 win over Dieterich Post 628.
    The win kept Effingham’s season alive one more day in the Junior Legion District 23 tournament, as the post will face Salem Post 128 at 5:30 p.m. today for the district’s final spot in the divisional round. Salem Post 128 downed Mt. Vernon Post 141 1-0 in the West Division loser’s bracket, setting up the final with Effingham today.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mammoser2.jpg Newton Post 20 tops Effingham Post 120 7-5 late

    Most of the games at the Junior Legion District 23 tournament have seen pitching take control, but the pitchers in Sunday night's Effingham Post 120/Newton Post 20 game faced an uphill battle.
    While Brock Mammoser started the game for Post 20 on the hill and struggled, he came through with the biggest hit in the game, putting Newton up for good in a 7-5 win over Effingham.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

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